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Meet Singles NYC: 'The Manhattan Dinner'

by Riley Cook

They say New York City is the City of success and dreams, but what about relationships?

People from all over the world travel here looking for labels and love, but all I can find are the labels. Love has become a distant thought, so far-fetched and out of reach that it’s almost as though it doesn’t exist anymore. I used to be a hopeless romantic, dating and having fun—relationship after relationship until one day I realized, nothing is what it seems, and we’re all living in what could be described as a dystopian nightmare.

What’s it like to meet singles in person? What’s it like to have a ‘third place,’ and why did those simply disappear? In the past, we would gather at some coffee shop downtown, bring our laptops and simply hang out; now, it’s packed with awkward stares and little to no interaction. We’re all just trying to get by but have had the life sucked out of us, somehow. Yet, for many of us, we remain optimistic, hopeful, just longing for that one place where we can be ourselves, meet the love of our life, and live out a scene from a rom-com.

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To the optimistic hopefuls out there, ‘The Manhattan Dinner’ is here. Free from cellular phones, judgment, and distractions, it’s your third place. A night where only 110 men and women gather to mingle, have drinks, listen to live jazz, and of course, enjoy a full-course meal. One ticket can earn you the opportunity to meet that special someone because you’ve both decided to appear in a place that requires you to have a shared goal—love.

We all want love, but sometimes we have no idea where to go; an app is not the answer. For some, it’s proven itself successful, but for a number of others, that’s not the case, and that’s okay. We’ve designed ‘The Manhattan Dinner’ to be a successful event for all who attend. You can come single but leave with a romantic interest who you can be sure is financially stable, committed, and interested in sharing a future with you. No one is looking to waste their time; after all, why would you?

A third place is designed to bring people together who share a common interest, and ‘The Manhattan Dinner’ does a great job exploring the background of its attendees and providing a safe haven for everyone. We want the night to feel magical, expensive… a home away from home. Meet singles in NYC, meet the people who are interested in what you have to offer—your embrace, your warmth, your intellect.

Find your companion because NYC used to be more than just a place for success and dreams; it used to be a place to fall in love. The city that never sleeps, and yet, we find that we’re all sleeping, exhausted from disappointment. Can you name a time that you’ve been on a date that was perfect from start to finish? I can’t either, not since 2015, and that is with great sadness.

As an editor here at She’s SINGLE, I can tell you with the utmost confidence that I am looking forward to attending the dinner, not as an employee but as a guest. I need to feel wanted again; I need this event to restore my hope in love, to know that others out there share this sentiment would mean the world to me.

We don’t want to die alone; we don’t want to spend the rest of our lives hoping and dreaming or swiping away our youth. We have to get dressed, step outside, feel the breeze on our face and watch as the person across the room admires us before taking the leap and starting a conversation. I want to feel that, experience what love is like in a place where others want to feel it too.

We’re all wired to want love; it’s nothing to be ashamed of. So, if you’re like me and need to feel like you’re in a rom-com for one night, attend the dinner, meet singles in NYC who are just like you. Don’t waste your life on TikTok feeling jaded about love; it’s not that bad, I promise—at least, that’s what I tell myself.

I hope to see you there.



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