You have to be willing to try new things, especially food-related things
Food is a big deal in New York. It’s a big part of the city’s culture, and rightly so, given the sheer amount there is to be had. It makes going out to eat an adventure, and if you’re one of those who orders “everything on the side” or only eats at The Smith, you’re undoubtedly going to piss a New Yorker off.
They’re already in a serious relationship -- with New York
New Yorkers love New York more anything, and, sorry to pull a Carrie Bradshaw, but here’s the honest truth: you just don’t really need to be in a relationship in New York, because you’re basically already in one with the city itself. The city challenges you, it inspires you, it slaps you in the face, you fight constantly, you’re always on the verge of a break up, but then it lures you back in like it always does (typically with bagels). It’s all very dramatic, not unlike a high-maintenance significant other -- and it’s the one relationship a New Yorker will prioritize.
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Liz Newman is a freelance writer living in New York, and before you light her up in the comments, assures you she will never dare to call herself a real New Yorker. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @lizn813.