Guide to Dating in Chicago: Slam Poetry After comedy and music, what’s next? Check out The Encyclopedia Show at the Vittum Theatre where writers and poets create often-hilarious works on-the-spot, In-One-Ear poetry night at Heartland Cafe where local poet Pete Wolf hosts five-minute spoken-word and music performances — Hipster alert: Pabst Blue Ribbon is just .50 here — or the Green Mill’s famous Uptown Poetry Slam where “slam” was born. Guide to Dating in Chicago: Eat Feed your date if you’re hoping to get a second one.

Chicago’s blues, soul and jazz are legendary, but it’s also the birthplace of house music and has a booming indie scene.

The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is a favorite of trendsetters and old-school jazz aficionados.

Visit the conservatory and lagoon at Garfield Park, enjoy a two-hour Cinderella-approved Chicago Horse & Carriage ride through Grant Park, or spend the day in Chicago’s 1,200-acre Lincoln Park. Or grab dessert at Anthony’s Homemade Italian Ice as you stroll through Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

The Lincoln Park Zoo will bring out the wide-eyed kids in every love-struck couple. Dine on unique local eats and explore the city — on bike!

Swing music fans should stop in on Tuesday or Thursday nights.

Al Capone and Charlie Chaplin used to hang out at this character-filled ex-speakeasy — not together, mind you.If you’re not into wine, Maude’s Liquor Bar serves great cocktails in an intimate setting.Guide to Dating in Chicago: Get Artsy Learning is sexy.Add a little romance and athleticism to a wintery date by lacing up your ice skates on the ice outside Wrigley Field.If you like heights, “skate in the sky” at the John Hancock Observatory, where you’ll overlook the city on the world’s highest rink.Or pledge your allegiance to Pizzeria Uno, the inventors of the deep dish. Impress your date by reserving spots at one of Chicago’s two 3-star restaurants, Alinea or L2O.