Dating a small town boy
I'll admit that I've called my parents to pick me up from a bar before, but that would make for a pretty awkward goodnight kiss.Lack of anonymity: In New York, I definitely had a few terrible first dates (or ill-advised bar makeout sessions, ahem) that I'd rather forget. The dating scene is as competitive as the real estate market (if you aren't familiar, I'd describe both as just shy of a bloodbath). "During my seven years living in New York City I reached the same conclusion as pretty much every other city girl I ever consulted on the subject: Dating in NYC is the WORST.Maybe Coughlin, like so many young single women, will end up in a city, where she can wear all the skirts and glitter eyeliner she wants and no one will say boo about it.
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Having to deal with flaky artist types is better than having to deal with this: It's not surprising that women would rather have fewer opportunities for dates than have dates that talk about them like this.
In big cities, it's easier for women to simply avoid the places where gross misogynists hang out, but in small towns with only one bar and two restaurants, the only escape is to become a hermit.
But now that I've temporarily moved back to my hometown, I'm looking back on love in the city with the faintest of rose-colored glasses.
Small-town dating is presenting a whole slew of new challenges, such as: Overcoming laziness: In New York, I hated even dating out of borough.
Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking.