And the stigma of meeting someone online is all but gone.
These days, dating sites offer many opportunities to make a good first impression without the pitfalls of the dreaded “pick up.” You can be sure that the person on the other end wants to meet someone too.
“Yes, I dated douchey guys in Philly, but I also dated them in New York during the 10 years prior.” Her column is one of those pieces the New York media churn out, reassuring New Yorkers they live in the only city worth living in. After two dates, one woman told me she was moving to Ohio to get back with her ex-boyfriend. My favorite dates of 2012 were watching Wimbledon on my couch and shopping at the King of Prussia mall.
Is meeting that special someone proving more difficult than you ever thought it could be? Dating websites have come a long way since launched in the mid-1990s.
She told me she has wonderful memories of the city—this is a rare admission to get, from a New Yorker—and did have good dates here, singling out The Archery and Gun Club in South Philly, Pub & Kitchen in Center City, and Go Vertical in Northern Liberties.
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