There have been books written about the cultural phenomenon that the gender skew has caused in New York City.In most places men are expected to pursue and woo women, but Manhattan is an exception. For every hot girl, there is another hotter one with a more driven career ethic right around the corner (like, the bar corner).I dated a guy who lived in Hoboken while I lived in Manhattan.When I moved to Williamsburg, he and his friends joked about the “two river rule,” basically meaning that crossing more than one river (East River from Jersey to Manhattan and Hudson River from Manhattan to Brooklyn) was a deal breaker.In most places, the three-date rule applies, meaning you might wait three dates to score, at which point you’ll probably start thinking about where the relationship is headed. The phobia is so strong that planning date two might seem like a giant step. The local mom and pop restaurant might be a cute date spot in a small town, but in New York, part of impressing your date and setting the mood is the spot you choose.In a city where a standard cocktail runs , you’re not looking at a cheap night. New York City is a sex-fueled, giant, incestuous hook-up mecca.
Many teenagers first become sexually active before the age of 17. If you are having sex at 15 or 16, are you breaking the law?He pulls out his ex-girlfriend's tennis shoes that he didn't think to throw out (well, he didn't throw out the DVDs, so why throw out old tennis shoes, am I right? Guess he's still out of town on that family emergency..everything's okay! You start chatting with a guy on Ok Cupid (This is obviously going to end well, I mean, it started with Ok C...) and you try to make plans to meet up. The night ends with just the two of you and you exchange numbers. A year later, you guys all hang out again, same thing. Guess he fell into the toilet bowl and drowned to death? A guy scheduled two dates in one day -- one at brunch and another for drinks in the evening. His reasoning was that he knew he wasn't going to get lucky with a brunch date, so he might as well get tipsy at brunch and let that buzz carry over to the evening drinks, where he still had a shot with the second girl. The thing with dating in New York City is that we're all too selfish. You can get anything you want in the world at any time of the night as long as you can afford it, but no one has time. Conversation flows, you laugh at each other's lame jokes; it's going well, right?Guys are not even willing to give up the hour needed for a workout to take you out on a proper date.People are not willing to take the time to actually get to know each other because if it doesn't happen tonight, then screw it, they're moving onto the next girl. People are a commodity since there's always a new fresh batch moving in with bright-eyed wonder and innocence.