Friday, June 4, 2010
I know what you must be thinking, but I can assure you that I’m NOT crazy.
Granted my resume can use some work in the dating dept. The last time I tought I was actually in LOVE was when I was 21, he broke my heart after a short 6 months of BLISS & had the nerve to get engaged a year later to someone else. With no true romantic promise on the horizon in my early 20’s and countless failed JDate attempts, Hamptons summer flings or the glamerous Sundance winter break romances were definitely the trend for most of us in our mid 20's. (well my social network at least).
Don't get me wrong here...I’m not scared of never finding Mr.Right...we all know it will happen at some point one way or the other. But, sometimes this big city gets a tad bit lonely after leaving the trading desk, and the Bikram yoga studio.
From after work dinner and drinks at Abe & Arthur’s (http://www.abeandarthursrestaurant.com/), and happy hour at the Standard Boom Boom Room (http://www.standardhotels.com/new-york-city), to countless nights at Apotheke (http://www.apothekebar.com/), and The Box (http://www.theboxnyc.com/html_site/index_noflash.html), my more recent encounters with the opposite sex have been anything but lame…in fact, they’ve been AWESOME! I really couldn’t find a better word to use here, because AWESOME really sums up my dating experiences (especially since I’ve moved into the East Village a year ago).
The major difference now (than when I was in my early and mid 20’s) is that the Hamptons flings and New Years kisses truly mean nothing. They’re just played out (to me). In a world of party and Sex Drugs and Rock’n’Roll, where does one find the ‘good guy,’ that’s looking to get serious?
Is being introduced to someone from a reliable source the only way??
I mean, I’ve been there and done that too…but no interest on their end. When you play the game right (or at least you think you play the game right) and you still fail, where does that leave you?
The end result is growing old with someone…making memories with them and creating your reality with them…however most people spend their entire youth looking for Mr. Right thinking the ultimate goal is the wedding (that’s only the beginning)!!!
Don’t get me wrong. I love dating…I love the newness of meeting someone new and exciting. I love the feeling of unfolding with a new person (both friends and lovers)…seriously though…I just love ‘LOVE’
And we all know we’re out there…and we’ll all meet before you know it (AMEN)!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
My girl Laura snapping away pictures on her iPhone while fixn' it in a bathroom stall @ the Boom Boom Room @ the Standard Hotel.
The Boom Boom Room
in the Standard Hotel
848 Washington St
(at W. 13th St)
New York, NY 10014