Time is limited, business is the priority, deep meaningful connections are often too much work (and time consuming), and everyone is in a constant state of over-stimulation and distraction.
New Yorkers work hard, and when it comes to play, they play hard in a world where anything and everything is possible.
In a transient city like New York where your network is your greatest asset, there is openness, eagerness and even a necessity to meet new people.
If you’re going to survive here, you must be open to meeting strangers, without a defensive mentality of “What does this person want from me? Instead of seeing strangers as potential threats or suitors – interact with them, human to human.
Back where I’m from, the norm is to date one person at a time.
Feeling a connection with someone was a rare occurrence and if I did meet a potential romantic interest, there was a very clear beginning, middle and end.
There appears to be an abundance of highly successful, go-getting, independent women in New York, who although on paper look like the perfect catch, can’t seem to find a suitable life partner.