“He cut all my food up for me and wouldn’t let me use my own fork. Online, the man seemed normal to a fault, but turned out to be a proper weirdo.

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I always laugh when guys in NYC say, "Man, why are women so on guard all the time? So do 12 construction workers on my way home and some weird asshole on the subway and Weird Barry who is always sitting outside my building.

If you fuck up with us once, there are a billion freaking single people in this city, so if you're a jerk but you're hot, you're in no way the last hot person we'll ever meet. Once we're into you, we will make you a priority over all of our 12,000 other priorities.

But things have changed a bit since Carrie and Samantha were NYC’s queen bees.

New Yorkers think they've seen it all, but with so many new restaurants and shows and weirdo tourist attractions popping up all the time, there's no way that's true. There are, like, 14 food delivery apps for a reason.

Any time I've ever been on a date with a guy who could take me somewhere amazing that I had no idea existed, it's been cause for a small celebration with balloons. Dating people in other boroughs qualifies as a long-distance relationship. If it helps, once we really like one of you, the other four are history within an hour. "He wants to go to Neil's on Third," we will tell our friends. He's really serious about you," they will say if it's a great bar, and, "Ugh, maybe you should just cancel," they will say if it's a bad one. There are certain parts of town we can't even go near because they remind us of our exes. I will say though that if you cook for us, we will be sooooo hyped. We're incredibly passionate about everything all the time.

“If I bumped into him on the street I’d say, ‘Let’s go for coffee.’ If I bumped into one of my ex-boyfriends in Britain, I don’t think I’d be as forthcoming.” But be warned single ladies in NYC: not everyone you’ll meet online is friend-worthy, let alone bed-worthy.

“For two hours, all one guy talked about was food and the science of food,” Abigail recalls.

Mind The Gap caught up with two single British women who know their way around the modern New York dating scene, where most of the groundwork is now done online.

“Meeting people in London was a lot more straightforward,” says Temi, 27, a Brooklynite of two-and-a-half years. The best thing is I’ve met some really cool and interesting people and stayed friends with them.” It takes longer for relationships to get serious in the U.