Sex & Dating

15 Things You Need To Know About Dating Someone From New York City

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BY KRISTIN NORTON FOR MOVOTO.COM | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY MOVOTO.COM.

It’s time to face the facts: you and that cutie across the hall from your apartment on the Lower East Side are meant for each other. Carpe that New York diem.



1. You’ll Have The Coolest Date Of All Your Friends

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New Yorkers in general are savvy to everything trendy way before it’s trendy, have a unique style, they talk smart and know what’s going on around them, they’re street smart, and always know how to have a good time. That alone makes them cool. But in a city with this many people, most importantly, you discover that there’s a lid to every pot.

2. They’ll Never Be Turned Off By Your Quirks

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So, you sing Barry Manilow in the shower and celebrate your cat’s birthday complete with Burger King crowns? That’s nothing. The bar for what’s weird is set 10 times higher than it is anywhere else. So, if a New Yorker actually does find you weird, then you might want to reevaluate your situation.

3. You Can Order Extra Garlic On Your Pizza Worry-Free

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Anywhere else in the country, you’d be pretty worried that your breath would knock someone over. But you don’t have to worry about that with a New Yorker. From the subway smells to passing dumpsters in a heat wave, they’ve become desensitized to smells. Garlic up!

4. They’re All So Good Looking

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Even when they’re kind of ugly. Everyone in NYC is just better looking. Not that looks are a requirement for a solid relationship or anything, but they definitely don’t hurt.

5. You’ll Have Company When You’re Waiting For The Train

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If you’re going to have to wait… and wait… and wait some more… for the L train, at least you’re not waiting alone. Share some earbuds and enjoy the “breeze” of the passing trains.

6. Your Holidays Together Will Be Magical, Clichés Be Damned

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In fact, everything from autumn through the New Year in NYC is amazing. Christmas time in the city can seriously feel like living in a giant snow globe sometimes and it’s a magical time to share with someone you love. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be going anywhere near Rockefeller Center. Christmas is great, but you’re not dumb.

7. They’ll Always Watch GIRLS With You

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Even if a guy swears he doesn’t watch, he’ll still totally end up watching if you have it on to be able to comment on how that is so nothing like Brooklyn but that –that!- is everything Brooklyn. Finally! And then you’ll trade stories about the tickets you got and detours you had to make because of the filming crews.

8. You’ll Never Get Stuck In A Rut

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New Yorkers are interesting creatures, that’s for sure. They might drive you crazy or disagree on the best place to get pizza, but the one thing you can always count on is that they will never be boring.

9. You Might Get A Few Free Cab Rides Home

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It’s late and you have to get back to your place, but riding the train home sounds like death. That’s when “I’ll get you a cab,” sounds even better than, “

10. They’ll Make Brunch That Much Better

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Sunday brunch is the new church, especially in New York City. You probably thought that it couldn’t get any better, but now you have someone to wait in line with you and an extra plate to eat from. Boom. Even better.

11. You’ll Get The Trendiest Meal On The Go

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But you shouldn’t get too excited, because it’s still NYC. Dinner from a food cart might be cheaper than dining out, but it’s still probably more expensive than your Middletown, USA dinner date at Applebees. But you can always grab dollar pizza on the Lower East Side.

12. You’ll Never Have To Wonder Where The Relationship Is Going

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New Yorkers basically invented bluntness. No deciphering cryptic texts or trying to read between the lines here. With a New Yorker, you will always know where you stand.

13. You Can Finally Kiss Someone At The Top Of The Empire State Building

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Just kidding. You’ll still never go there.

14. Your Kids Will Be Real New Yorkers

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Let’s just assume that you’re both New York transplants. If you’ve lived there about 10 years, that means that the two of you have heard the argument that you’re not a “real” New Yorker approximately 7,300 times combined strictly because you weren’t born here. But your kids? Your kids will break the cycle, thereby making you a genuine New Yorker by proxy. Loopholes rule.

15. If You Can Find Someone Here, Pat Yourself On The Back

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Even if your relationship isn’t perfect, it’s such a relief to be off of the dating scene. It can be an exhausting adventure anywhere you go, but it’s even harder here. It’s like the song says – if you can make it here, you really can make it anywhere.


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