12 Things Only People Dating in Big Cities Know

Welcome to the worst dating scene on earth.

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1. "It's a big city and you have the opportunity to meet new people constantly!

Hahaha...no. Current mood 24/7:

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2. You're so used to the online dating game that your small talk skills are on. Point. 

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3. Dating outside of your borough is basically a long-distance relationship, so bring a book on your *one hour* train ride. 

Also, prepare to never see your friends again until their next birthday. 

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4. Those people who can't commit because the 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. work/life struggle is too real. 

But don't take it personally. It may be you at some point, too. 

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5. That awkward public-transit moment before you part ways on your first date. 

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"Do we kiss? Do we not kiss? Do we hug? Do we side hug (Please God, no)?"

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6. Realizing that your date has five roommates and that sleepovers are your special burden from now on.

Hope your room is clean! 

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7. Realizing that the beautiful model who swiped right is also a commitment-phobe who plans to ghost you into oblivion. 

Don't hate the player, hate the game. 

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8. Expectations: Meeting the love of your life on the subway and attempting awkward small talk. 

"Is this train going uptown or downtown?"

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9. Reality: Meeting the love of your life, playing stare tag, and then not doing a damn thing about it until one of you leaves. 

You briefly consider writing a Craigslist Missed Connection before you remember just how big the city is. 

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10. Tinder PTSD after yet another botched date or "LOL u up" message. 

BRB, taking a vow of celibacy!

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11. After a breakup, misery sets in, until you realize you never have to see that person ever, ever again.

Remember: this is the biggest perk of living in a big city. This is what you came here for. 

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12. ...Until you run into them at your favorite place in the city which you introduced them to. 

"Check, please!"

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