I intended to do this list about a week ago, but it turned into “Why Are You Hiding Your Significant Other?”. This time, I’m actually going to get to the list. 😀
Richard Blakeley wrote a post for Boinkology.com called 5 Reasons New York City Is The Neverland Of Dating. I thought I’d add a few reasons why NYC is an especially good environment for guys.
1) Too many good-looking girls
There are too many attractive women in NYC. There’s too much selection. There’s no reason to choose one, because there’s no particular benefit of one over the other…. Actually, it’s more accurate to say there’s no reason to select ONLY one, because while there are lots of great women here, that doesn’t mean that one trumps the entire rest of the set. The cream rises to the top, of course, so there certainly are women that distinguish themselves as unique and worthwhile, but in the meantime… game on! 😀
NYC doesn’t have too many good looking girls per capita… it’s merely by population density. As I mentioned in the women’s guide to NYC dating, NYC happens to be THE PLACE TO BE with an excess of females to the tune of 210,820 more single women than men! And that’s only those that declared themselves single. We’ll get to that later.
So let’s say that out of 200,000 extra women, there are maybe 40,000 that are physically attractive. Obviously, if you were fast enough to pull one new chick every single day, that would only be 365 chicks in a year, so on full tilt, there’s no way you would ever run through the entire selection of excess NYC females. Not even pulling two or THREE a day. And that’s only if the population remained static. We’ll get to that later.
Basically, the effect of this is that every time you go to an event in New York City, you will encounter at least one attractive woman you’ve never seen before. If you take mass transit, you won’t even make it to the event. There are women in the subways, women walking on the street, women in restaurants, eating… It’s not like this is the sticks, where there are a finite number of attractive chicks, and your goal in life is to select the best one and have kids with her.
This is why the only way for women to distinguish themselves is via PERSONALITY. Be interesting and unique and you have a chance to catch the eye of someone who’s looking for a special lady. Other than that… as hot as you might be, you’re also absolutely expendable. Go hang out outside a club if you don’t believe me. 🙂 If you want to find out how hot you’re NOT… go stand next to chicks that are absolutely on top of their game, looks-wise.
This brings us to reason #2…
2) Too many women with low self esteem
Being one of an extra 210,000 women isn’t a strong starting position. It’s even worse if you aren’t one of the (speculated unprofessionally by DatingGenius) 40,000 stunning women. This means that you get to go out to bars and buy your own drinks while all the guys trip over each other trying to buy drinks for the hotter chicks. This means that guys stand right next to you, plotting and scheming with each other on how they’re going to pull OTHER chicks, as if you’re not even there… or as if you’re one of the fellaz. This is a consistent blow to the self-esteem of these otherwise-viable chicks. Take the same women and drop them in Kansas or someplace, and they’d be the top dogs.
Unfortunately for them, NYC is graded on a curve. It’s not how good you look… It’s how good you look RELATIVE to the rest of the women in the room you’re currently in. This is why some chicks adopt the tactic of only hanging out with women that are less attractive than they are. They bring along their own posse to make them look better.
This is a great thing for guys in NYC, because it’s like you get a discount on perfectly attractive women that get bombarded daily with the fact that they’re less attractive than the top echelon. You don’t have to try as hard as, say, a guy in Los Angeles where there are fewer women to begin with and they’re generally better looking so you get more souped-up chicks that make you work to get a rap.
3) Turnover – Always more chicks
NYC does not have a static population. There’s crazy, crazy turnover. 😀 There are always chicks moving in and chicks moving out. Chicks changing neighborhoods. Chicks getting new jobs. Chicks being temporarily relocated for jobs. Even if the fellaz were stuck with our ~40,000 stunning chicks, we’d be cool, but there are always more being added. Chicks returning from college. Chicks that work in stores in the city where you have access to them. Chicks that start taking the subway instead of driving. Chicks that try the bar you frequent on a whim.
DatingGenius had this situation occur a couple of months ago where this chick brought around this other chick who was very attractive, and perfectly expendable. At some point, the expendable chick tried to convince me that I cared what she thought about me. I calmly and rationally explained to her that while I thought she was hot and I liked her as a person and had respect for her and her accomplishments, I couldn’t POSSIBLY give a DAMN what she thought about me, and I told her why.
In my existence, she was simply a SINGLE INSTANCE of a recurring situation. Including our three-hour knock-down, drag-out conversation, I had been introduced to her that very day, hung out with her for probably a total of five hours, then she was gone. Never to be seen or heard from again. That’s how we live. Turnover. I knew she wasn’t going to exist anymore later on that very day. Why in the world would I care what someone thinks that doesn’t exist? 🙂 I told her to her face what was going to happen after our conversation was over, and that’s exactly what happened. I never spoke to her again and never heard another story about her. Gone.
This one goes out to the one I love
This one goes out to the one I’ve left behind
A simple prop…to occupy my time
This one goes out to the one I love
4) Girls don’t go out with guys they’re attracted to, they go out with guys that will have them
So the first three points dealt with women that declared themselves as single. So what about the rest of them? What about the women that said they have boyfriends or whatever. First of all, due to Serial Monogamy, chicks are becoming available every single day. Relationships end in a split second, so the chick that had a boyfriend last week is single and available this week and is involved in a new Pair Bond next week. It’s a goof. If you catch a chick at the right time, she’s available. Period.
However, during the time that they’re Pair-Bonded (PBed), they’re still potentially available. It all depends on why they claim to be “spoken for” in the first place. In general, women in this town aren’t aware of how poor their odds are of exclusively hooking up with a guy they really want. Eventually, they begin to cascade through the levels…. there are too many good-looking women in this town… how does she match up to them?… how’s she going to get what she wants?… lower self-esteem… lower standards… selection of a boyfriend out of what she can get vs what she really wanted in the first place.
The result of this is that there are a lot of women who will tell you they have boyfriends for the purpose of a survey, but they’re simultaneously disgruntled and unsatisfied in their relationships. They don’t stop wanting what they wanted just because they settled for less. This is the grand opportunity for guys in NYC to borrow other guy’s women. It’s actually EASIER than pulling single women because the single chicks have announced themselves as available and have suitors coming out of the woodwork. “Spoken For” women have restricted themselves to some herb and actively block other guys from hooking up with them. It’s like being in the desert and refusing water when it’s offered to them.
Which brings us to reason #5…
5) Guys don’t know how to handle chicks
For the most part, guys have no idea why their women are with them. They pulled the chicks by luck to begin with (or because the chick cascaded into settling), and then they watch the television news for tips on what to buy her for valentine’s day. It’s not like these guys have any pull over their girls other than the fact that they verbally agreed with each other to be “in a relationship”.
This is another reason why the number of available women in NYC is higher than you’re going to find out from a suvey. Even if they’re in a relationship, they’re thinking for themselves and ready to trade up. I’m sure that every single day here, some guy’s girl breaks up with him out of the blue, and he has no idea why. Chicks are like that. They hold on to whatever they have until they’re certain they have something else, then they bounce. 🙂
So since none of these guys are working on improving their game AND their chicks probably weren’t physically attracted to them in the first place when they agreed to PB with them, we can add these non-enthralled chicks to the NYC dating pool.
6) Vacation Location
NYC is a vacation location. We all know “how women do” when they’re on vacation! 😉 That’s a post of its own… We have tourists coming to this town every single day = more turnover. They’re looking for fun and exciting things to do. They want to be out on the town and enjoying their time here. They want to mingle with and meet NYC people. Women come here strictly to shop. Women come here to go see Broadway plays. Women come here for business meetings and conferences.
So, on top of our extra 210,000 chicks, there’s an endless stream being imported/exported daily. There’s tons of mass transportation, so they’re easily accessible. The tourist spots remain packed from the mornings well into the evenings. Lots of non-American women to boot…. which is ALSO its own post. 🙂
So, including Richard’s five, now you have 11 reasons why New York City is the Neverland of Dating (for the fellaz) 😀 There’s no reason to select one chick AT ALL unless she completely rocks your world and you’d rather spend time with her day in and day out over the other 210,000+ available women in this town.