“I thought it was a bit creepy at first, and I never would have used dating sites back home,” she says. Abigail Claire, 26, who moved to Manhattan nearly five years ago, is a U. “There’s a guy who I dated for five or six months and I just moved to his neighborhood,” says Abigail.
But things have changed a bit since Carrie and Samantha were NYC’s queen bees.
Mind The Gap caught up with two single British women who know their way around the modern New York dating scene, where most of the groundwork is now done online.
“Meeting people in London was a lot more straightforward,” says Temi, 27, a Brooklynite of two-and-a-half years. The best thing is I’ve met some really cool and interesting people and stayed friends with them.” It takes longer for relationships to get serious in the U.
“Being an expat, you don’t have that established group of people to introduce you around.” So Temi turned to online dating. S., she explains, so there are typically no hard feelings if things don’t work out after a few months.
Maybe it’s a New York thing.” Which sites do these alternative types frequent?
“Tinder is 100 percent the worst dating site I’ve used,” says Abigail.
“It’s full of absolute weirdos.” Temi, meanwhile, has better success on Tinder.
Another guy I went out with had a phobia of nudity.
He told me that if he showered he’d have to wear a glove, a hat or a tie.