Nyc dating scene
NY, as some of us are native Californians and some relocated from NY.
Very reflective of the NYC culture: fast-paced, direct, and upfront. From the 16 messages I received, what I experienced was long chats on Saturday and Sunday nights about topics ranging from school to work to music. Surprisingly enough, I found myself preferring NYC’s style. Here’s a synopsis: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, including the recently single Alice (Johnson), who finds that dating isn’t quite what it used to be.Robin (Wilson) takes Alice under her wing to teach her just how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.There are four single gals working at Coffee Meets Bagel and you know what that means -most of our noons are spent comparing our Bagels and 90% of our office conversation revolves around dating & guys.One of these many conversations was on online dating with guys in SF vs.Whether or not they were doing this because they wanted to get to know me or they were just timid, I guess I’ll never know. I thought I would prefer the more relaxed appeal that SF had to offer, but there was something in the straightforward, “I-don’t-have-time-for-small-talk” attitude that I found so refreshing.
What I do know is that these guys were definitely not the “let’s meet up now and figure out who we are later” type; these guys wanted to get to know me before they made their decision to ask me out. As a Bay Area native, I’ve grown accustomed to a slower environment of dating and getting to know someone. My heart belongs to the Bay Area, but I have to admit: I much prefer the no-bullshit approach that NYC has to offer.
I'm a millennial, I don't like talking on the phone. I’ve been in enough abusive relationships that I know what that looks like, and trying to make me out to be the bad guy for wanting a solid date is not positive.
But I agreed, mostly because I was drunk, and I get chatty when I'm drunk. I would never have agreed to a casual plan, I told him.
We talked for a little bit and then (I thought) made a date for Oh!
So I would never, ever have agreed to a tentative dinner date.
For those singles looking to find that special someone, it is not always easy to navigate the dating scene in New York City.