In the back of her mind she knows there will be attractive men out tonight, and she is hoping to eventually meet someone she can date seriously.
However, she hasn't thought too much beyond the evening and maybe the start of a relationship.
It had felt a bit strange to do it, but in the end they dated for eight months, so for a while she thought it was the right move - at least until he dumped her for a girl who he said was more "his type." The 23-year-old meets her girlfriends, who are waiting in a big crowd at the velvet rope outside the nightclub.
Stepping out onto the busy Manhattan sidewalk wearing high heels and her her new coat, she feels like she is on the set of Sex and The City, or one of her favorite romantic comedies.Right now, the excitement and nervousness of going to a high-end nightclub for the first time occupies her mind, as she grew up and went to college in the rural South where all they had were a few dive bars.The 32-year-old has had five "official" boyfriends in her life.They've arrived early so the crowd is still a bit sparse, but this gives them time to actually hang out and talk before anyone else arrives and they get involved in other conversations.As the 32-year-old orders her drink, she chats with the bartender for a bit, because she knows that even a brief conversation with a stranger (male or female) will get her into a more social mood, which might help later if any men want to talk to her.She learned that trick when she first moved to the city and sometimes went out alone.In fact, she'd met one of the girls she was with tonight that way.The 23-year-old has had one serious boyfriend in her life.She slept with him during all of the 3 years they dated, until he broke up with her soon after they graduated from college.At most, it is a reliable source of advice for women who want to improve their chances with the opposite sex.Two women step out of their front doors on a Friday night in New York City.