Editor's Note: Want to learn about naked yoga? How to navigate an NYC sex party? Other sex and dating things? Check out previous Sex on Friday stories here. And it was at that very moment that down from Mount Sinai on 96th St , where we just were for our most recent STD tests, we brought forth these 14 commandments of NYC dating.
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9 Dating "Rules" That Are Definitely Meant to Be Broken in NYC
We hear this all the time in our therapy practice. You can only date as who you are, and while some measure of primping and putting on your best face is part of the game, at some point in the process, who you are, including your vulnerabilities and limitations, is going to come through. Believe it or not, that can be some of the most wonderful parts of dating, but also pretty terrifying. Dating is exposing. The problem with lenses, though, is that they often have huge distortions. Years of experiences—past relationships , good and bad, early life experiences, successes and failures all leave their share of scratches and grime. Compounding the problem is the contemporary myth that you and you alone are the expert on you.
Dear Single Women of NYC: It’s Not Them, It’s You.
Undressed is a column about gender, social norms, dating rules and what happens when we break them. Read the last Undressed here. NYC is the most densely populated city in the US. And this, I console myself, is why my first messages on OkCupid so often go unanswered:
We're street-harassed all the time. I always laugh when guys in NYC say, "Man, why are women so on guard all the time? We just want to talk to you.