Best of Boston

2001 Best Singles Scene, Straight

The Dog Walking Hour, Commonwealth Avenue Mall

In the romantic hour when streetlights first crackle to life, lonely singles prowl the city from Commonwealth Avenue Mall to Minuteman Bike Path with naught but their trusty pooches for companionship. And for many of them, the motive is pure, unadulterated animal attraction. We’re talking high long-term potential here: If someone can take care of Max’s daily needs, then he or she can probably feed a human relationship. And it’s easy to meet other owners; unlike some of their owners, dogs aren’t afraid to stop, check each other out, and shamelessly pair off.