Sunday, August 13, 2006

The NYC Dating Dance

My roomie and I were pondering the dating scene here and how it differs from our experiences in Atlanta over an Italian prix fixe menu yesterday evening. In Atlanta, if you see a boy that you think is attractive but you don't have the nerve to approach him, you hang back and look forward to seeing him next week at the same event, party or bar. If it's fate, fate will throw him at you when she feels the time is right...right?

NYC is totally different. A hard thing to swallow for single girls in this town is that the chances of running into the cute guy in the bookstore a second time is about as likely as Mariah Carey trading in her on-tour glorified pampers for a tasteful pant suit.

Ugh, Mariah kills me.

So I'm chatting away over grilled salmon at our sidewalk table about something that I'm sure was only mildly interesting, when I notice that I don't have her attention for a solid three seconds. She turns back to me and informs me of a cutie that is passing us on the sidewalk. They made eyes, there was clearly an attraction, but what does a girl do at that point? Maybe this is a bad example because no one's going to shout "eh shawtie" after someone that passes by while they're eating no matter what the city. But when you know your only chance is NOW, do you work up the nerve and make something happen? Maybe that was Mr. Right that floated by. Had she jumped up, followed him and asked him out, perhaps he would have appreciated her bold approach, noticed the junk in the trunk and fallen instantly in love.

Or perhaps we shouldn't try so hard and we should just let destiny do her thing.

5 souls spinning:

At 10:15 AM, August 14, 2006, Blogger kittenpower said...

so many questions!!!
i'm so glad i'm not the only clueless one!

At 10:17 AM, August 14, 2006, Blogger kittenpower said...

ps. i hate mariah. put some freakin clothes on!

At 3:55 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous bgibson said...

Does this mean you are no longer a Mariah fanatic??? Sorry, didn't mean to use so many question marks.
As far as the dating scene goes, you know I have no idea about that anymore.

At 3:57 PM, August 14, 2006, Anonymous bgibson said...

Unfortunately, there are still some cities where someone just might shout "eh shawtie". Don't underestimate the citizens of the good ole USA.

At 8:01 PM, August 23, 2006, Blogger Your Girl said...

kp: with tail between my legs i must say that i do love mariah...but only when i can't see her. she's in concert tonight here in nyc and i so wish i was going to the show!

bgibson: VERY good point.


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