All I can think when I walk down the street in New York City is, “That was the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life”…and then it happens again on the next block.
But obviously there’s a HUGE difference between living there and just visiting for a few days here and there. Which is why these tweets are so on-point. They sum up what it’s like dating in the country’s biggest city, and it seems like it’s a little…complicated.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
1. Why is it always this way?
Dating in NYC:
Guy 1: want to grab a drink?
Me: sure when?
Guy 1: I’m not available, sorry
Guy 2: let’s get food
Me: ok where?
Guy 2: this place across from my apartment
Guy 3: Had fun yesterday, you free tomorrow?
Me: sure what time?
Guy 3: *either ghosts or dies*
— Eric D (@ericd) April 23, 2019
2. Might as well give it a shot.
dating in new york pic.twitter.com/YbUswDqYxl
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) February 4, 2019
3. Ain’t that the truth?
good morning texts are nyc dating infinity stones
— stephen ossola (@stephenossola) September 26, 2019
4. Totally terrifying.
This is what dating in New York looks like pic.twitter.com/ihu4B3h8ok
— Miss MaGenta (@missmagentaa) June 7, 2019
5. Thought he was the one.
The worst part about dating in New York is finding out the guy you’ve been seeing for the past 2 weeks was actually just 58 rats in a trenchcoat the whole time ?
— chine ikoro (@chinevalerie) April 30, 2019
6. Hello there.
A very fun and cool thing about dating in New York is standing outside a bar smoking and a guy that ghosted you walks by with his dog and gives you the nod.
— corey kindberg (@coreykindberg) March 23, 2019
7. You need a rebuild.
dating in new york is the closest I’ll ever be to feeling like a basketball coach
I’m sitting with a clipboard like “it’s time to fire the whole roster. build a new team with new talent. the franchise needs a fresh start”
— lev fer (@levfersh) March 22, 2019
8. Wow…some truth here.
NYC twitter STAYS complaining about how trash NYC dating is so dont try to tell me NYC is lit when yall aint even fuckin
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) January 10, 2016
9. Mixed signals.
Dating in New York has made me lose my entire frame of reference. They text you everyday? They could want nothing to do with you. Hit you up twice a month? They’re in love with you
— defne gencler (@omgitsdef) October 23, 2019
10. That was a group date?
Dating in New York is like going on The Bachelor, thinking you had an awesome one-on-one, and finding out 3 months in you were on a group date the entire time.
— sarafcarter (@sarafcarter) May 30, 2019
11. Foiled again!
Dating in New York is me having to reschedule a date because of work travel and the guy meeting someone in the week I was gone.
— corey kindberg (@coreykindberg) April 14, 2019
12. Sounds fascinating.
Dating in New York is just men telling you the fine details of the screenplay they’re thinking about maybe writing at some point someday when they finally have the time.
— Emily Murnane (@emily_murnane) November 29, 2018
13. That’s enticing.
sir included “i have a washer and dryer in unit” in his profile bc new york dating is new york dating
— Rey-J (@rentelligence) October 21, 2019
14. It’s convenient.
New York dating is
Yes he’s rude and ugly and I hate spending time with him but he lives in my neighborhood so ?♀️
— Bonny Green (@bonny_green) November 13, 2019
15. Just one single tear…
last night my friend asked me “is dating in NYC shitty?” and I scoffed a “yes”, laughed a little and then shed a single tear.
— J O E R O Y (@TheJoeRoy) January 13, 2020
Yikes, maybe it’s not as fun as I’ve made it out to be in my mind, huh?
Alright New Yorkers, we need your help!
Tell us all about your dating experiences in the comments. We want to see the good, the bad, and the ugly.