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Best place to ensure your date can’t escape


Ah, there’s nothing more romantic than taking your sweetie rowing on the lake in Central Park. Picture it: the swans, the sparkling blue-green water (OK, mostly green), and your lovely date, listening to your every word so attentively because, well, there’s nowhere else he can go. Offer to take the oars and row out to the middle with all the other “happy” couples. Tell your best jokes, your funniest stories, your confession about prison. If he acts like he needs to go all of a sudden, simply stop rowing and motion with your hand to the water surrounding you. We guarantee he’ll stay perfectly still. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, through October, Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, between 74th and 75th streets, 212-517-2233, $12 for the first hour, $3 each additional 15 minutes, $30 cash deposit