Rediscovering NYC And The Possibility of Romance

There are some days that make you fall in love all over again with your hometown. For me, Wednesday was one of them.

It started with a visit to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, where I joined hundreds of fellow hospitality professionals for NYC & Company’s annual meeting.


NYC & Co. annual meeting generated excitement for the city’s soaring popularity as a travel destination

Speaking of new finds, my next stop was the Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle, where I met up with business associate Andrea. We headed up to Robert, the museum’s penthouse restaurant with fantastic views and a sleek, modern décor that still manages to be both warm and inviting.

The Robert is a fabulous nightspot

Andrea shared the news that she recently married, which led to a lively conversation about the unexpected journey to finding Mr. Right.

Andrea met her hubby on JDate a year ago, admitting that on paper, he seemed completely different from her usual type. She decided to give him a chance despite opposite schedules and some challenges from living in different boroughs (he’s a Brooklynite, she lives in Manhattan). She said the right relationship is worth the effort — and it tends to happen pretty quickly when you come upon it.

My friend Rachel would no doubt agree with her. When I caught up with Rachel in London last August, she was single and not dating. Just six months later, she’s engaged and planning a 2014 wedding.

Andrea and Rachel are about ten years apart in age, which I can’t help viewing as an encouraging reminder that — contrary to how single women over 35 are often portrayed in the media —  there’s no expiration date when it comes to finding love. You just have to keep yourself open to it. That and embracing the digital possibilities for romance today.

Congratulations, ladies.

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