Real stories about dating and relationships in New York City. Truth is more interesting than fiction.

The Basics

I don’t believe in many rules when it comes to dating, but here’s one I believe in – never, never ever, commit to spending more than 30 minutes with someone on a first date.  There’s less than a 30 percent chance that you’re going to like this person.  I’m being generous here.  It’s probably even […]
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Wow, You’re So Impressive

I live in NYC and if there’s one thing we do well, here, it’s make people feel excluded. There are so many different places to go, so many different things to do, but there’s always going to be a shortlist of the hottest, hardest to get into bars and clubs (there are plenty of places […]
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The Few, The Proud, The Utterly Lacking in Imagination

I don’t know why, but there are still men who think trendy hotel bars are good places for dates. Why oh why? There is nothing a guy can do to turn me off more than asking me to meet him at the W (any of the Ws) or the Mercer or the Hudson or Ava […]
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Bonus Points for Convenience

I’ll admit it. It’s a test. One of the reasons I want the men who ask me out on dates to select the place for us to meet is because it’s a test. Where will they pick? Some horrid, generic hotel bar? A loud place near Times Square full of bridge and tunnel riff raff? […]
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The Best Coffee in NYC

No, I don’t claim to know where to find the best cup of coffee in the city. There are a bunch of places that I think are pretty awesome. Sadly, some of the ones with the best coffee aren’t great places to hang out in, but that isn’t really the point. I’ve had a handful […]
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