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Introducing Let's Go Out, a blog about dating and nightlife

Posted by Karyn Polewaczyk  January 8, 2013 03:00 PM

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“Hi.”

Why is one of the simplest words in the English language sometimes so hard to say? Whether we’re riding the subway, walking down the street, or waiting for a drink at a crowded bar, we’re constantly surrounded with the potential to spark a conversation with strangers, and yet we hesitate, unsure of the outcome, and we pass on, nestled into the familiarity of a book, our own solidarity, a cocktail. And when it comes to matters of the heart? Those first words can be even harder. This is Boston, after all; we’re known for our (mostly) cold temperatures and cold shoulders alike.

But we know it feels like when a ‘What If?’ turned into a ‘Wow!’. We’ve all taken many first steps in our lives; it’s the only way to move forward. As one of my yoga instructors would phrase it: we have to empty out in order to fill again. (Or something like that.)

I’m not perfect, but I have a long-term relationship with adrenaline. I love the thrill that accompanies a first date, even if it ends in disaster. I like exploring different neighborhoods and the delight that comes with discovering a new-to-me restaurant. I’m a travel bug, for sure. I even enjoy going out by myself, as I chronicled in a recent story. Most of all, I enjoy sharing my experiences with my friends—and now, with the Boston.com community.

So welcome to Let’s Go Out, a place where I’ll share insider tips from my own after-dark adventures in the city, stumbles and all—and, in turn, I hope, encourage you to take your own. Sometimes, our adventures begin with a first step. Sometimes, they start with a hello.

This blog is not written or edited by Boston.com or the Boston Globe.
The author is solely responsible for the content.

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About this blog

Karyn Polewaczyk lives and writes in Boston, and believes that heading out into that good night, like any adventure, begins with the first step. Let's Go Out is a conversation about dating and nightlife in our notoriously chilly city, with first-hand tips from the trenches. Karyn's writing, which focuses largely on women's lifestyle topics, has appeared in the Weekly Dig, Jezebel, xoJane, Northshore Magazine and More.com, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @KarynPolewaczyk.

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