Often times, New Yorkers find themselves in a romance rut, despite being on the right track career-wise and financially. It’s kind of the thing we like to think about the least because it can seem more volatile than the stock exchange. To help get the ball rolling, Ohlala has compiled a list of our favorite New York romance gurus that are just a click away from helping you get over your confidence, conversation – or what have you issues. A perfect use of your 21 minutes of waiting for your ideal date on demand.
- Professional Love and Life Mentor: Susan Winter @susan_e_winter
‘clients will tell me ‘I can’t believe how long I tried to fit a square peg in a round hole. I can’t believe the relationships I went through, the tears I went through, the drama.’ Why would dating involve that? Because you will never know easy until you know hard’ – Susan Winter
Susan, offers an informed, non-judgemental perspective, inclusive of a critical distance. When you’re full up of the eccentric gabbing over the unresolved issues of some New York millennial, in sweeps Susan with her soothing and direct insights. She focuses in on the core issues of dating culture including fake fighting, dating an older individual and how to communicate with women. From her tone in her videos, consultation and publication you can that Susan is the romance connoisseur that you want to be and be with. If you don’t believe me – just check out her almost 9000 follower base on twitter! If your thinking about getting serious about your Ohlala romance, Susan is the guru for you!
‘I’ve had a hard time meeting guys here. For a long while the only interest I was getting was from a construction worker who would catcall near 15th street.’ – Jessica Walsh
The two designers turned bloggers, take a very postdigital approach to romance by starting from scratch, experimenting and then reflecting about it. Tim – who has commitment issues, and Jessica – who has perpetual illusions of finding the one – team up to share the rawest and most intimate sentiments of romance. With provocative and self-mocking film clips and visuals to compliment the written content, this blog is the ultimate rendering of the Galapagos Island of romance, if ever there was one.
3. The Guy’s Guy’s Guide to Love: Robert Manni @RobertManni
‘after that torrid weekend at the beach you thought it was true love, but he thought it was a summer fling. And he never returned your texts after that.’ -Robert Manni
The men’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw, author Robert Manni takes a witty and abrasive approach to giving romance advice. Selling himself at the salt of the Earth life expert, he is good at clearly defining problems and giving simple solutions soaking in a little bit of sarcasm, as well as criticism of the more popular trends of his yuppy blogger counterparts. Manni is your man if your looking for a no-nonsense male perspective on the city, work, your person life and most importantly our dating scene.
4. New York Cliché: Mary Lane @NewYorkCliche
‘Honestly, I haven’t been dating much this 2016. I’ve been trying to focusing on other things. Finding a man is too cliché for me right now! But then I saw the first line of this message in my inbox. No way’ – Mary Lane
Mary Lane adds the young starry-eyed perspective to romance in New York City, as girl who chased her dream all the way to the Big Apple more than seven years ago. As you might guess, she is single and in a love-hate relationship with that status. She offers cute and concise insights into the dating scene ranging from the ideal guys she wishes she was with, to debating the value of app dating. Her blog is the forum for you if you still hold out hope for finding sincere romance in such an unforgiving city.
5. Sinderella: Anonymous @Sinderella_NYC
‘Perfect Man exceeded my expectations in every way. He was attractive in just the right way (he basically looked exactly like Matt Damon), he was an ivy-league educated college lacrosse player’ – Sinderella
When her big city dream went awry, this newly single and disillusioned New Yorker turned to expediting the dating process online, and then bantering about it. Though a little bitter at times, Sinderella imparts her wisdom by literally writing about almost every date she goes on, and her thought process during the event. She also includes words of empowerment in the form of separate posts about her life and struggles in general. The level of her detail and honesty of her posts will leave you lurking through the street of the city to pick out just which guy was ‘The Perfect Man’ and which one was ‘the Trump Supporter’ – here’s hoping that none of them will end up on your Ohlala date!