Either way, these limited interactions constituted a barrier in my connecting with others. New Yorkers hustle and they work hard to have the best body, the best hair, the best eyebrows, and they expect their partners to look perfect, as well. App connections made manifest are distinct from say, a first date between kickball teammates, because the aspiring lovers are coming into this thing with little more than an avatar and a headline. Hello and welcome to the year of Ted Bundy. By now everyone must have heard about the new Gillette ad. So, if everyone is so obsessed and focused on their careers, how can they possibly put enough energy toward finding romance and a chance at true love? They can be the X-factor you need to loosen an evening up.
No one will strike up a conversation unless you are a friend or a friend of a friend.
People in New York cut relationships with people because of the distance all the time; not just with lovers, but with friends too. Your wisest professor is the city itself. Going to school in New York City allows for countless opportunities outside of the classroom, all of which elude the possibility of feeling tied to a singular school or group of people.