June 05, Attempting to find love the ways the women of Sex and the City did a. I moved to the city just out of college, right when Tinder was changing the game entirely. Within a few years, it seemed that the M. This was so different from the easy, breezy meet-cutes and witty banter that encompassed six seasons of Sex and the City not to mention two very lengthy feature films. Obviously, I expected to hop off the plane at LGA with my dreams and my cardigan, and immediately meet a charming single man whose dating issues fit neatly into an ongoing theme in my friendship circle.
Technology was never supposed to be a factor. Carrie literally hid from her computer when Aiden messaged her on AIM may it rest in peace. The way the four women met men ranged from the reasonable making eyes at an art gallery to the unreasonable falling in front of a moving cab, seducing a sandwich, picking up a widower at a cemetery to the only-in-New-York lusting over firemen at a Staten Island bar.
I picked three of these tried and true methods and put them to the test, style. In a moment of desperation, she lies and claims to be a flight attendant — and suddenly her luck turns. The organization hosting the event prided itself on being less of a cattle call and more low-key no bell! For the next hour, I sipped a glass of bubbly, chatting with a rotating cast of single men for about six to seven minutes until an organizer smoothly guided them to the next seat.
I expected the whole night to be way more awkward than it actually was, which is a huge plus. Maggie Malach All of my Charlotte optimism harnessed, I found myself back at speed-dating a week later. New night, new location, same single Maggie. And with two lines of single people shouting at each other, this definitely felt more like the situation I was hoping to avoid. Surprisingly, the proximity seemed to loosen everyone up — this event was definitely more fun than the first.
Carrie meets a very cute sailor when he literally chases down a cab for her and invites her to join him at the Fleet Week festivities. She accepts and later casually finds him in the middle of a massive party.
This whole episode might be the least realistic thing to happen in the entire series. The scene closes as a high heel-clad Carrie walks through an empty Times Square. Fleet Week, a time when Navy ships pull up and handsome guys in uniform disembark in search of a good time. While many, many aspects of Sex and the City are exaggerated or just plain inaccurate, the sacred ritual of Fleet Week is just as glorious in real life as it is in the show.
As we polished off the crusts while enjoying the beautiful weather as we walked, I spotted a sight so beautiful it could have been a mirage: I can neither confirm nor deny that I dodged oncoming traffic on Orchard Street to make introductions, but once we had started chatting, it seemed only natural that we invite them to join us at karaoke.
And … that was it. A moment of Sex and the City kismet, as Berger collected lost playing cards and insisted they are all over the city. They are not, by the way. Joining her at the judging table is local politician Bill Kelley.
With no shirtless men to ogle sigh , I was forced to blaze my own path into Staten Island. Accompanied by a group of friends who selflessly gave up their afternoons in the name of scientific research, I boarded the ferry in a final attempt to find love.
And drink specials we found! However, our dive bar was suspiciously absent of any male under the age of Being a single woman living in Manhattan already taught me that, yes, asking for a conveniently located single man or any single man, really is too much to ask.