Cheap dating in nyc
“Sex and the City” was released 20 years ago, and as a tribute to this milestone, I’d like to completely debunk any notion a young gal might have that New York City is a good place to date.
New York, with its nine million-plus population, is one of the loneliest places a single woman can be.
“For me, it’s coffee and cake on the first date — at most I might spend ,” says the 37-year-old poet and founder of a publishing start-up on Staten Island.
Freedman adds that if the partner seems like a good fit from the outset, he may spring for dinner.
With ever-rising rent and a cost of living at comically high levels, most people find themselves spending their first year (or first ten) in New York fretting about how to survive, not enjoying the life of glamour, dating, and culture they imagined.
Like many singles before me, I moved to the city with wide-eyed optimism about my new chic life, and thought New York to be rich with romantic possibilities. New York does have a lot of people, but I have yet to be convinced that more than 1 percent of those people are actually dateable.
But dating expert Maria Avgitidis says there are plenty of ways to date in the city without coming across as stingy: “Think about dates that are activity-based, instead of dinner- and wine-based,” says Avgitidis, CEO of Agape Match, a Midtown matchmaking service.
New York is a big restaurant town, so there are always a good number of men who fall into this category.
I dated one particularly charismatic wine professional who mysteriously never wanted to hang out at his place in Brooklyn.
“Dating definitely comes with a hefty price tag in this city,” says Soho resident Eric Lee, 24, who goes on about three dates a month and estimates that he spends 0 and 0 each time.
The Black Tux calculated the average cost of transportation, dinner, tip, movie tickets and a post-date nightcap in the top 50 cities in the US.
Many young souls, like myself, move to New York in search of excitement and adventure, enchanted by the promise of a diverse culture and a never-sleeping cosmopolitan life.