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Dating in New York

Is Honesty Really The Best Policy?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.16.2016 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I've polled this topic extensively with friends and there is no cut and dry answer to the question of what's the best way to turn someone down.

Why Dating in Manhattan Is Like Being in 'The Hunger Games'

Jamie Silverman | Posted 01.05.2017 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Each and every night of the week, Monday through Sunday, the city offers up tributes. As opposed to those from The Hunger Games, who hail from the 13 districts, our tributes hail from the boroughs -- Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and of course, Staten Island.

What Does Your Profile Say About You?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Jamie Silverman

A first date is pretty much a sexualized job interview. You spend a ton of time getting dressed, carefully considering what each article of clothing you choose might say about you.

Why We Blow You Off

Jamie Silverman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Jamie Silverman

At the top of a list of reasons why people blow dates off, is a simple lack of interest, physical or otherwise. But what about those dates where it seems like everything is perfectly aligned for another date and you never hear from them again?

I Was Flown Across The Country To Find Love

Lisa Hoehn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Lisa Hoehn

In the past, relationships have been defined by physical location. Today, with the help of technology, this no longer has to be the case. This trip to San Francisco was brave and bold -- not only for The Dating Ring, but for each of us on the trip.

18 Lessons Learned Being Single In NYC

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

If anything, being in this city will help you realize one thing: You're going to be just fine.

Why NYC Women Should Consider Flying Across the Country to Find Men

Lauren Kay | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Lauren Kay

If someone had tried to convince me to move to the Bay Area to improve my dating odds a few months ago, I probably would've balked at the idea.

5 Stages Of How To Lose a Guy (I Met Online) In 10 Days

Kara Kamenec | Posted 04.19.2014 | Women
Kara Kamenec

In a modern-day How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days moment, I went undercover on five popular dating sites as a reporter. I told myself I'd be just be like a modern-day Carrie equipped with an iPhone and dating apps in hand. Harmless, really...

Don't Move To New York City -- Unless...

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

If you want to know the truth about why I moved to New York City, you'll also find out why it is that I'm still living here two years later.

The #1 Rule of Online Dating

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Online dating wouldn't be so bad if people just spoke to each other like humans. If I was at a bookstore and a guy wanted to approach me to say hello or get my attention, if he said something like, "Sup Cutie. You fine," and followed it up with a wink face, I'd be confused, embarrassed, and ultimately walk away.

Why Do I NOT Feel Old? Is It Because I Live in New York?

Judy Katz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

This city is my Enchanted Cottage. If I don't get another man, well, I tried, and in any case I still have Man-hattan.

Why I'm a Picky Single Woman in Brooklyn

Anna Szymanski | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Anna Szymanski

Why won't we be chill and engage in a commitment-free non-relationship with a guy who takes voting advice from Russell Brand? Haven't we read the statistics about marrying after 40? Yes, we have. But, perhaps, shockingly, some of us would still rather be happy than be married.

What A Fortune Teller Got Right (And Wrong) About My Life

Sari Botton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sari Botton

"Don't give up the apartment." It was my first of what would eventually add up to 10 yearly appointments with Terry, a psychic who was popular among media types. But, real estate advice was hardly what I wanted for my $150. No, I wanted Terry to tell me what most people go to psychics to hear: that there was love on the horizon.

The Six Moments Every New Yorker Experiences

Bonnie Gleicher | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Bonnie Gleicher

"This is my home," you think. "I'm actually here. How lucky am I." You start to feel really proud of all you've accomplished to get to this point, and you feel really great, until you pay $10 for a beer and leave your phone in a cab.

My Only Deal Breaker

Annie Chagnot | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Annie Chagnot

You know, that's funny. Because I have ONE THING too. One thing that I consider a deal breaker. My ONLY deal breaker, really. ONE EFFING THING that any guy I date HAS to be okay with...

What Happens When a San Francisco Woman Dates in New York?

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Larissa Zimberoff

Why are these men on dating sites if they aren't prepared to date someone longer than a few weeks? Why do men break things off when they're "not sure" or before they've even seen me in the daylight?

LOOK: He Really Wants a Wife

Posted 05.03.2013 | Weddings

Has dating really gotten this hard? This friendly gentleman, Robert, was spotted by author and HuffPost blogger Joel Conarroe at the corner of 6t...

4 Things Every Woman Should Do Before She Gets Married

Melissa Chapman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Melissa Chapman

If I had the luxury of what I know now after 14 years of marriage back when I was an unattached single girl living in the city, what would I say to my younger self?

How to Find a Boyfriend on the Subway

Nina Camp | Posted 03.13.2013 | Comedy
Nina Camp

If there's anything you can spare, even a kind word, or something like telling me: "It'll work out for you when the time is right. You won't be alone for the rest of your life."

All Love (No Hyperlinks)

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 02.09.2013 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

Ten years ago, I wrote a letter about love to myself and a select group of my New York City friends. It was intended as inspiration for all of us who were searching for love. That feels-good-deep-down kind of love. It's taken this many years, but that type of love has finally found me.

Will I Follow My Grandmother's Path in Love?

Nina Camp | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nina Camp

I was sitting on the balcony floor watching PBS on her portable television when she came up the wood and iron spiral staircase, went to a low shelf, pulled out a cardboard box and said, "These are my journals. You can go through them if you like."

Lost In Space: Finding Love In Gay Online Dating Hookups

Narratively | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York

I am at my local hipster restaurant, in Park Slope. The young straight guys next to me are talking about how the dating website Plenty of Fish has a n...

Would You Date Someone Outside Of Your Borough?

Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

Love may know no bounds elsewhere, but in New York, it knows boroughs. A new survey reveals 25 percent of New Yorkers say they would not date some...

I Never Got Why My Friends Ditched Me For Love... Until I Did It, Too

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

Your friend's 993rd date finally clicks and you're left stripped of your best wing woman. All of a sudden, text messages from your friend take a day to get a response. What gives?

Ladies, There's More to Life

Jill Knapp | Posted 07.15.2012 | New York
Jill Knapp

I'm starting to think the phrase, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere," is being taken a little bit too seriously. There's more to life out there.