And thanks to online services it’s never been easier to find them.Tonight’s newest restaurant is tomorrow’s tired scene.
You stop looking around and wondering what else is out there. You catch yourself using the word “girlfriend” in idle conversation, or realise you’ve left a spare toothbrush permanently in her bathroom. More options means more potential for meeting some truly incredible people and having some truly incredible sex with those people. We know you hate the subway because you had to wait more than seven minutes for it that one time (seriously, relax).Or because you really want that summer share in the Hamptons. Maybe you’re a traditionalist and you still believe you can meet someone in Central Park... This can be why most New Yorkers don’t want to commit, because they know that there will always be someone else, theoretically better, right around the corner.And on the morning of the Sabbath, He came down from his six-story walk-up for bodega coffee, while She met her friends for boozy brunch and tales of her one-night stand with Him, including the part where -- after the awkward morning Exodus -- she admired his floor-to-ceiling windows and wondered how much rent would be if they ended up moving in together, even though they only slept together one time and She didn’t know His last name. If you’re unmarried and under 40 in NYC, you’re doing just fine. These days, when 87% of your first dates are based on swipe-rights, it’s important to pick a spot with an easy escape route, just in case that mysteriously sexy photo with the sunglasses and beanie obscures pockmarks and a receding hairline. I’m sure your personality is great and kudos on all the degrees, but we don’t have time to invest in you only to find out you’re terrible in bed. If your date (that went really well, by the way) is not calling you back, chances are you really didn’t do anything wrong. Those lessons you learned when hunting for your first NYC apartment can also be applied to dating. Windows in the bedroom means you forego a closet, even though you’re still paying ,000 a month. While all of your friends in Hasting, Minnesota were wifed up at 27 with child number three on the way, you are 32-years-old, still doing Pickleback shots on a Tuesday night, and sleeping with the bartender. Every New Yorker should have a safety first date bar, within two blocks of his or her most direct subway line. And we will break up with you if you’re terrible in bed. The weekends are times for doing things you actually enjoy, with people you actually enjoy. It’s essentially an awkward interview for getting naked. There’s no awkward car ride to take your date home.