Zagat, “famous” for their “indispensable” restaurant guides featuring “trademark burgundy covers” and “bajillions” of “non-ironic quotation marks,” is hopping from the barroom to the bedroom with their New York City Dating (And Dumping) Guide. Like all their books, the information is compiled through reader surveys. So what do the people of NYC say about dating in NYC? Jennifer 8. has the stats.
- Only 2 percent (thankfully!) would ask someone out on a first date via text, but as many as 10 percent would break up that way (ouch).
- 2 percent is also the number of people who would actually burn the things their ex left behind.
- Less than half would date someone outside of the NYC metro area, while sweeping majorities would look beyond race, religion or economic bracket.
- 60 percent of New Yorkers said the guy should pay on the first date (compared to 40 percent in Los Angeles).