When it comes to a first date, the setting is just as important as your ability to blanket insecurities. Pick a place that's too intimate and you'll look like a desperate Bryan Adams song personified. Choose a spot that's too casual, like the drive-through window of a Carl's Jr., and risk having your Match.com profile flagged for scrubism.

To help our Chicago area daters with that all-important first impression, we've amassed a carefully curated collection of can't-lose, first date spots. 

Written by Sean Evans (@seanseaevans)

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