Of course, being cool and seeking cool people sounds like a terribly shallow cliche, but my favorite piece of advice comes from the blogger, Karley Sciortino of Slutever, who enlightened me on dating dynamics when we spoke about the NYC dating scene.
Karley eloquently put it as, "“the thing about city dating--especially in a city like New York--is that generally people don’t prioritize dating someone who is 'nice.' People care more about dating someone who’s successful, creative, rich or famous. #TruthHurts So when you’re dating in this environment, a lot of the time you either end up being 'the cool one' in the relationship, or (worse) the person dating the cool one. My advice to aim to be the cool one, and let all the boys flock to you. Girl power!”
To put 'being the cool one' into practice, make sure you have interests, hobbies, and aspirations, because there is nothing more desirable singles desire than someone who also has desires.
Check out more from Karley and other bloggers in a past post on dating advice HERE.
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.