How would you describe the ‘dating scene’ in your city?
In my specific city the dating scene is limited. If you didn’t fall in love while you were in high school then good luck to you! Seriously, I’m pretty much a spinster compared to the rest of my graduating class. Sure, I was in love in high school. Who wasn’t? I would have to say that New Jersey as a whole is also limited. Don’t like the beach? Sorry. Don’t like the club scene? Good luck.
Have you in the past or are you currently, online-dating?
I haven’t, but my friends have and I’ve heard many mixed reviews. Some have said that it’s great and they’ve met a lot of interesting people. Others have told me about old, creepy men pretending to be 20 years younger and wanting them to come over to their “bachelor pad” and go for “a midnight dip”. I’m just not willing to take that risk.
If yes, in your opinion, do you think online-dating is a better way to meet new people rather than the traditional meet at a bar/club/restaurant/bookstore/where-ever, scene? Why?
Personally, I think there’s something more romantic about meeting someone in person. It’s exciting to think about how you just happened to be in the same place at the same time like it was meant to be. Maybe I’m just old fashioned.
What sort of guys do you try to avoid like the plague?
Frat boys. Don’t laugh…I’m serious. You know that guy who names his red Honda Civic, blasts his club remix playlist, and has the backwards baseball hat on with the polo? Yeah…he’s from Jersey.
What are some of your favorite date spots to go to for dinner/cocktails or both (yay!)?
Lucky for me, I love going down the shore. I’m the type of person who enjoys group dates every now and then (as long as I’m not forced to party with his friends constantly). D’Jais
in Belmar seems to be popular among my age group (early-mid 20’s) but I’m more into the beach itself.
What is your staple go-to date outfit? Pics please!
I’ve always been casual so I think I would wear something like this:
Okay….so this girl is like what? 15? Give me a break…I teach first grade. I’m very familiar with Disney celebrities. I also can’t afford to know anything about fashion. It would just make me sad. (I think I need help. Please????)
What would you consider to be the most romantic attribute of your city?
The most romantic attribute of Jersey is the shore. For me, there’s nothing better than the ocean. If your not into that then there are some great mountain sites up north and of course Manhattan is right across the river. There really is something for everyone. One of my favorite local places is Laico’s
in Jersey City. It’s small, semi casual, and you can never go wrong with Italian.