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There are millions of single people in New York City, and that, of course, makes millions of potential dates possible. We’ve heard it time and time again after a break up “There are plenty of fish in the sea.” But some of the fish swimming upstream in Manhattan aren’t necessarily those you want to spend time with. The Twenty-Something Foodie spoke with some twenty-something daters to get their most horrific, hilarious, and fabulous New York dating stories.
“We met at a bar and then met again for drinks later in the week, late at night. He ordered deviled eggs. Deviled eggs?! On a first date. I was disgusted, but decided to still give him a chance. I just got a cocktail and after two more beers, he requested that we split the bill. He didn’t offer to walk me home, but I wouldn’t have let him.”
“He was a waiter at a highly acclaimed restaurant in Midtown, and I definitely wanted to get to know him better. We met up after his shift one night, but instead of getting acquainted, I was inundated with a two-hour sob story about his estranged siblings and unsupportive parents. Somehow I escaped, and I’m pretty sure he didn’t even know my name!”
“A kid in one of my summer classes took me to a Yankees game. I thought it was sweet and New York-y until I realized he actually cared about the score. There are other things in New York I care more about. That guy was not for me.”
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“I met a cute guy at the Whole Foods salad bar on Bowery. We ate together and then he suggested we go out for a coffee. We walked a bit to a spot in the Village, and I was so thrilled to meet this smart, awesome guy. After a few minutes in a dark booth at the spot he picked out, he insinuated that he’d chosen the location for its secrecy, and wanted to ‘do things’ under the table. I thought he was joking but he wouldn’t drop the subject. I haven’t been back to that grocery store since.”
“We never went on a date, but the father of a family I babysat for offered me $1000 (plus my babysitting money!) to stay overnight when his wife was away on a girls weekend. New York guys can be so sleazy!”
“A tall guy in Union Square told me I was the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen, and for some reason I fell for it and gave him my number. We texted a bit and eventually met up for ice cream over the summer. Only after realizing I actually liked this guy did I find out he was 18 and lived with his parents in Queens. [I’m four years older!] Now I know to sneakily ask questions to potential dates, like ‘How long have you lived in New York?'”
“I was psyched to go on a date with my cute TA (teacher’s assistant). We had a great time eating tapas and walking around his neighborhood, and when he invited me back, I accepted. Only when we arrived at his walk-up and opened the door to a guy passed out on a couch was I informed that he shared a studio/sofa bed with another dude. Manhattan real estate is tough, but come on…”
Do you have a dating nightmare story of your own? Leave a comment and tell us about it!