What Kind of Austin Dater Are You?
Try our handy dandy love quiz and find out where you should spend V-Day
By Emily Beyda,
8:30PM, Thu. Feb. 13, 2020
With Valentine’s Day mentions everywhere, we’ve been thinking about the origin of love. Specifically, about those back-of-the-magazine love quizzes that used to be so popular before the ascendance of the internet quiz that taught us at a young age the true meaning of romance.
So, if you’re looking for something to do this V-Day, why not take our handy dandy throwback love quiz? Find out what kind of Austin dater you are for a personalized romantic recommendation.
How did you cuties meet?
A) We were reaching for the same artisanal hummus at Central Market
B) Backstage at Southby
C) On Tinder/Hinge/Coffee Meets Bagel, but we tell everyone we bumped into each other at the dog park
D) Sliding into those DMs
On a typical date night, you and your sweetie are:
A) Arguing over what new restaurant to try
B) At a show or out dancing, preferably both!
C) Gazing into each other’s eyes over a glass of champagne
D) Posted up together posting on the couch
What’s your most frequently binged show?
A) Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
B) Tales From the Tourbus
D) The Circle
What’s your ideal romantic food to share?
A) An Antonelli’s cheese plate
B) A late night burrito on the way home from a gig
C) Something sensious, like truffles or fondue
D) Something that looks cute in a flat lay, colorful and cute
What’s the nicest thing your partner can do for you?
A) Breakfast in bed, baby
B) Introduce me to a band I haven’t heard of
C) Bring me red roses
D) Tag me in a romantic post
Be honest, what are you wearing right now?
A) My old kitchen clogs and a sauce stained stripped shirt
B) Jeans and a battered old ACL T-shirt
C) Cute underpants ;)
D) Let’s just say my preferred color palette is Aperol Spritz
Mostly A’s: The Gourmands
You two are here for a good culinary time, not the bells and whistles frippery of Valentine’s Day cuisine. Avoid the prix fixe madness and spend an evening somewhere you can focus on what’s on the plate in between gazing into each other’s eyes. This year we recommend TenTen, a super sleek just-opened Japanese restaurant in the heart of downtown, where you can celebrate romance over small plates, sushi, and gorgeous new style sashimi like the hamachi and truffle carpaccio.
Mostly B’s: The Rockers
Lets face it, you’re gonna be out late on Valentine’s Day. Sure, you’d love to celebrate with a traditional dinner, but it’s Austin, there’s a great show every night, so odds are one of you will spy some promising local up and comer or get the tip off on a last minute secret set and your dinner plans will be shot. Never fear, late night lovebirds, Justine’s is here for you. This romantic East Austin spot not only serves delightful French bistro fair until the wee hours, their in house record collection is clutch.
Mostly C’s: The True Romantics
You and your boo are deep in the honeymoon stage, the kind of daters whose PDA level is too high to be allowed in polite society. You love love, and deserve to celebrate the most romantic holiday of them all somewhere as gorgeous and detail oriented as you are, the kind of restaurant that turns a meal into a celebration. Spend an evening holding hands at Jeffrey’s, which, with their cheese and dessert carts, and tableside cocktail service, will transport you into a romantic vision of the past.
Mostly D’s: The Social Stars
Your relationship shines brightest in the eyes of beholders. You and your love adore seeing and being seen, and for you romance is at its finest when it’s drawing likes and heart eye emojis by the ton. Get that V Day content at Eberly, where the picturesque setting of this former print shop has been organized into several Insta worthy settings, from the glass roofed atrium to the mirrored bar, the perfect spot for capturing a candid shot of the two of you canoodling over a dozen oysters.