Myth #1: Carrie Bradshaw
I STILL HEAR young women say they moved to NYC because they were “inspired by Carrie.” Whenever Carrie and co hit the town, handsome men fall at their feet, trying to buy them $12 cocktails and sweep them away for weekends in the Hamptons.
But let’s examine the typical scenario of New York nightlife and the dating experiences that coincide with such IRL: you’re waiting at a
trendy club dive bar in your Prada dress and Louboutins J.Crew shirt and no-name boots for a wealthy banker an out-of-work musician who is wicked hot who is wicked hot (no, seriously).
He’s already a bit late, and as you’re sipping your
Cosmospolitan can of beer, a rather drunken guy comes up and starts hitting on you. At first you don’t mind because he seems rich harmless, but after a few minutes he’s starting getting a bit too . . . friendly. Naturally, this is the moment your date arrives, and when he seees this guy with his hands on you, he rescues you gives you a dirty look and spends the evening flirting with another girl. Bummer.