New York dating now: dating, hooking up and relationships in NYC

Are New Yorkers looking for love in the right places? The answers may surprise you. Plus, find great first-date spots, dating advice and more.



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New York City has a reputation for being especially harsh to those looking for love, but how much does that match up with reality? To find out, Time Out New York asked more than 1,600 New Yorkers to divulge their romantic habits, from online dating and sexting to settling down and cheating. The results are often hilarious—more than one person has hooked up in iconic landmarks—and reveal plenty about the way New Yorkers are dating now. Plus, find out what various first-date spots are best for you, the best new dating apps and websites, and romantic wisdom from New York City bartenders.

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