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Most of you know my stance on long-distance romance, but for all you newbies, here it is: it doesn’t work. That said, I’m fully on board with a recent report I read in the New York Post which said that women are leaving the city in droves, seeking out men in the suburbs. The force is strong with these wise women. more…

No wonder they drive flashy cars!

If you think have a thing for money men in suits but haven’t actually dated one, you might want to forget your fantasy. One anonymous female escort has come forward to give her perspective on the men of Wall Street, and it definitely ain’t favorable. Unless men with small penises who are terrible in bed is your bag, baby. No shocker here: it isn’t mine. more…

Which is more important?

With tax day come and gone, I can safely breathe again. Another year, another return. Yada yada yada. But after seeing the results of a recent Chemistry.com survey on the importance of love vs. money, I had to do a little thinking about what mattered most to me. My answer, of course, was love. But what do other Americans prefer? Would anyone really cold hard cash over a warm heart? more…

Really, every girl deserves one

When I heard that Ryan Gosling saved some random, pink-haired British journalist’s life today, I wasn’t surprised. A guy who consistently wears his heart on his sleeve in films like The Notebook and Blue Valentine has to be a hero. He’s too good, too worthy too…perfect. And every single one of us deserves to have our very own Super-Guy like Gosling. more…

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Love should never be bought

New York is full of oddities and those looking to make a buck quick, so I’m not surprised that a new concept shop has popped up using an innovative idea to sell, sell, sell. The boutique, called STORY, changes its theme each month, and this month, of course,  it’s love. I think it really should have been called  “The Hallmark Holiday Store” (though I do suspect that’s been taken at some point or another) as, like Valentine’s Day, it turns romance into a consumer experience.  Here, here, commercialism! more…

Why does this kiss countdown count and where did it come from?

Scrooge McLoveTrekker has come out of the Santa bag yet again to harumph: “New Years Eve is my least favorite holiday of the year.” There’s so much damn pressure we put on ourselves to have a great evening, to find that perfect outfit, to kiss a guy who matters that we inevitably end up killing the night before it’s even started. It’s as if we’re saying ‘THIS is the night that determines how our following year turns out. There’s no going back.” Except we all rationally know that one measly night has very little to do at all with the tone of your upcoming year, and if you think about it, the people you tend to spend NYE with are rarely the people who end up impacting your year, in the end. So, where did these misguided fears and irrational pressures come from? more…

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Do you agree?

For the record, I have never dated a finance guy. They’ve always seemed too hard, too driven and too clean-cut for my hipster-hippy-mountain man loving self. Although my gut tells me that this post’s author, Faye Brennan, is correct, I can’t be certain, as I’ve never actually dated a money man. These words are not my own. But if you’ve had a bad experience with one of Wall Street’s finest, weigh in. Is she right? more…

The funniest thing I’ve read recently…you’ll breathe a sigh of relief for yourself afterwards

I’ve been lucky. My dates may not have panned out into anything very interesting, but no man has done any of the following in front of me: picked his teeth, farted, pulled out a strand of my hair and flossed with it, tried to have sex on a table, told me I was looking ‘handsome’ or…head-butted a wall for shits and giggles. Sure, I may have slunk away in the opposite direction just to avoid one more second of conversation with a Jewish mama’s boy who had convinced himself I was one brain cell away from the short bus, but in hindsight, again, I got lucky. But Amanda Chatel‘s recent date in New York City – all I can say is wow. Now that is some serious shit. I have to give her props. She laughs at the situation, which, as well all know, is a great alternative to the animalistic sobbing she must have done when she got home. Read on, Trekkers. And may the same situation never happen to any of us.

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In her new book, Where You Left Me, Jennifer Gardner Trulson reveals how she found love again after tragedy struck

Take a moment of silence today for those that died on 9/11 and be glad that one woman, at least, was able to rebuild her life after she lost her one true love. This is her story. more…

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Match.com surveyed New Yorkers to get a feel for what dating in the Big Apple is really like

Without a survey to back me, I can tell you what dating in New York City is really like, and it sucks. Unfortunately, that kind of information isn’t really going to help you out much. You may agree with me if you live there, but for those of you who are thinking about exploring Manhattan’s dating scene, you might just suspect I’m a Bitter Betty who had a bad sex in the city experience. I’m not. Therefore, this post isn’t going to be about how much I loathe NYC’s singles scene, but about the actual statistics of biting into the Big Apple’s dating pool, courtesy of Match.com. Prepare yourself. more…