So this week, I’ve been dating on the other side of the Atlantic! But I’ve been learning first-hand about the New York dating scene, by heading to a selection of singles events around the city than never sleeps. New York Minute Dating I have to admit, I tried to avoid Irish Bars on St Patrick’s Day, but the day afterwards, I was in a super quiet irish pub in the business district, for a spot of speed dating. I told everyone I ‘dated’ that I was over in America for work, and most of the guys were quite sweet and happy to chat about their experiences of dating in the big apple.

And yes, The Rugby Boy is fully aware of what I’ve been getting up to Stateside!

We all had little in common, and despite the ‘professional’ tag to the event, and the location, there were very few guys I would describe as being in real professional jobs.

One guy openly admitted to coming regularly because it’s the only time he talks to women, and there was a really limited crowd – just 7 girls and 7 guys, and I got the impression a number of the men were regulars who had been asked late, to balance numbers.

Nice idea, but in practice I only really saw groups of girls asking one another. the cheeky Brit in me saw this event and jumped at the idea of going.

America has a real reputation for guns in the UK, because we can’t legally carry them around with us, and so when I saw 7-in-Heaven were running a singles gun shooting event, I thought it would be hilarious to go along.

Entertainment was skewed towards the ladies, with free nail stickers available, and the ‘ice breaker’ was a little weak.

I’d assumed from the description online that there might be some group interaction at the start of the night, however, on arrival, the number of people and set up of the room wouldn’t have allowed that.

And That’s Why You’re Single First off, what an awful name for a company!!

Apparently it’s tongue in cheek, and started as an ironic dating blog, but when you’re looking for a singles event, it’s the last thing you want to hear!

Here’s the full list of the thirty men who have helped make the past three months one of the most memorable and fun summers of my life!