3. Thou shalt obey the Manhattan radius
If you live in or close to Manhattan, congrats. You won the relationship. If you live more stops outside Manhattan than your date, be prepared to stash a change of underwear and a travel toothbrush on your person at all times. It seems unfair, I know. But I didn’t make the rules. This is NYC dating dogma.
4. Thou shalt play the numbers
More bars, restaurants, clubs, parks. More artists, writers, lawyers, doctors. More options means more potential for meeting some truly incredible people and having some truly incredible sex with those people. But more also includes more assholes, narcissists, finance bros, bars with velvet ropes, and restaurants you can’t get into... NYC is big, and hard. There are a lot of crappy people and you will date mostly them.