Or someone to call "babe" every Sunday morning at brunch at The Smith. Like, literally, around the corner you can see right now. There are so many damn people you would think it’d be easier, but it’s not. What makes New York equally amazing and horrible for dating is the sheer number of options. Some people are dating purely for the stories, whether they know it or not. In New York, Tinder is so accepted as a means of meeting that elusive attractive individual who lives three blocks from you and ALSO loves hamentashen, you might not even lie to your grandparents about it. There’s a ton of awesome stuff to do in the city, and since you probably have an awesome and more chill time doing it with your established friends, you’re not likely to risk doing anything "fun" on your list with a potentially lame stranger. If the date goes badly, inevitably you end up doing something super awkward like saying goodbye and then walking to the train in the same direction and slowly trying to fall back. Or to take a magical ride on Jane’s Carousel, or reserve a table at that new restaurant, or hit the concert they’ve been wanting to see. Maybe you ask to be set up with a friend of a friend. Again, I tip my hat to you, but this is increasingly not how it works here. When a couple in a different city recounts the story of how they met, they would often rather lie and tell you it was in a strip club than suffer e-shame. After you’ve gone to the bars, and sent all the PMs, and swiped to the right on anyone who isn’t in a picture with their mom or a tiger (it happens! Or did you not shave your legs/chest in an attempt to behave, but now you’re screwed because they’re hot and smart and you’re going home with them anyway?"I think I told the guy I had food poisoning."New York City-based dating expert Tracey Steinberg said being confident about yourself, including your diet, can be a magnetic characteristic in dating."I think as long as they are comfortable with it, then they will make other people feel comfortable with it," said Steinberg, 40.But while healthy eating might be a desired trait in a mate, Steinberg is yet to encounter anyone who is specifically seeking out a gluten-free partner."I have never had anyone put gluten-free in their top five," said Steinberg, who often coaches singles to narrow down their non-negotiable requirements in a partner to only five points.
Instead of it being a hassle, she says it gives a date "a way to be a gentleman," using the example of one guy who took the initiative and sought out gluten-free restaurants.Since ditching the troublesome protein that is found in most grains, cereals and breads, Trespicio has lost 10 pounds, no longer feels bloated, and has lost that "lousy" feeling.Other gluten-free eaters report having clearer skin and an all-around better sense of well being."Accepting this diagnosis is letting them into that part of you."If disclosing dietary conditions right away is intimidating, Miller suggested going on a non-food date such as a comedy club or even an old fashioned walk in the park."New York is very food-centric, and non-food dates can turn into food dates unexpectedly," she said.