Photo credit: Michael Basu
Let’s say you’re interested in mingling, but the white-cap-striped-shirt-with-too-many-open-buttons/multiple-animal-printed-Gucci-mama crowd on Lansdowne isn’t doing it for you. (Yeah, we’re just as embarrassed as they aren’t.) May we suggest a trip to Brookline Booksmith? You’ll be amazed at how many awkward first impressions are avoided simply by asking, “What’s that you’re reading?” Or try a nice jog around the BC reservoir, or one of Jamaica Plain’s many fine dog parks. If you do go bar hopping, try the Kendall area and mingle with all the MIT smahties. Your dance card will be full in no time!
And hey, there’s always OKCupid.
[Chestnut Hill Reservoir. 400 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brookline]
[Brookline Booksmith. 279 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline. @booksmithtweets. brooklinebooksmith.com]
[Beecher Street Dog Park. 16 Beecher St., Jamaica Plain]
[Miracle of Science. 321 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. @MiracleScience. miracleofscience.us]