Dating someone in the raf
Dating is kind of like traveling abroad: at first it’s exciting but then you start waking up in weird-smelling places, run out of money, and realize that you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. You get into a heated argument during dinner at a trendy restaurant and before the food arrives, ask for the check as discreetly as possible.Specifically, when you’re dating women in Chicago, you’re liable to notice some common threads running through the local dating pool (same goes for men too of course). Your first date: Per her suggestion, you meet her at the bar at Nellcôte. She disagrees with you a lot, but it seems exciting. Neighborhood: Wicker Park Jo’s outfits look like they’re straight out of a magazine, probably because she’s got the kind of salary that can afford such niceties.She saw them at a basement show in a DIY venue last weekend. She used to hang out at East Room, but the bartenders there are assholes. She has to go home though, because it’s late and she actually works at a law firm full-time. Neighborhood: Andersonville Allison is a project manager at an ad agency and loves telling people that she gets free lunches at work even though she brings her own lunch because she’s a strict vegan.
Her pops works in construction and her brother owns an auto garage where her cousins hang out all day, even though it never actually looks like anyone is fixing anything.The inevitable breakup: Her jam-packed schedule takes a toll on your relationship, and it all boils over when you don’t properly mix the audio while recording an episode of her new podcast.Neighborhood: Humboldt Park Kelly doesn’t listen to The Men anymore.You’re not exactly sure what she does for a living, but supposedly it’s marketing and she enjoys a lot of perks.Your first date: You meet at a Cuban joint and eat oxtail stew.
The inevitable breakup: Jo gets a promotion and shortly after she starts asking you about your career plans. Maybe you’re just in two different places right now. She dreams of living in a home with a backyard swimming pool (it is her Jeffersonian right).