It’s a tribute to love that was first observed as a romantic celebration in 1400. Though some couples choose not to celebrate it, the importance of the holiday is certainly not lost on the singles of Brooklyn, who are often left feeling lonelier than ever on Feb. For them, it’s a time to reflect on the past year of dating, the ups and downs of the grand Coney Island Cyclone of love.
I’ve already shared my own noteworthy experiences spent looking for love, so this time around I turned my lens on the masses to get a broader picture of the state of modern romance in this fine borough.
Ladies and gentlemen, the state of dating in Brooklyn is not strong.
The state of dating in Brooklyn is akin to cleaning up the Gowanus: depressing, pointless and disgusting.
Many factors combine to form the poisonous cocktail known as the Brooklyn dating scene.
this is a real thing that happened to a friend).“[Dating in Brooklyn,] you meet tons of interesting, sexy people with the most unbelievably impressive resumes,” said Daniel Rosenfeld, a 26 year-old straight male.How many of those men are (roughly) my age and looking for women?Of those men looking for women, only a fraction are looking for a long-term relationship. And if they do, not all of men want to raise children with the same moral code and belief system that I would want to instill in my children. Next.___________ “The paradox of choice is a real thing, and it’s exponentially more so now that hundreds of other potential partners are a swipe away,” explained Sean Swift, a 37-year-old straight male.Cowards are not just those afraid to take dating risks or make a move (though that’s certainly part of the problem).