BY Carolina Pichardo
Recently, fellow contributor—Claudio Cabrera—gave us a basic perspective of what it’s like to be single in Uptown. It was, of course, truthful and to-the-point.
Unfortunately, there is a little more to these meeting of the minds and martinis.
Although he mentioned the usual complaints and concerns, such as “can’t find an educated one” and the “too many kids and unemployed” one, as well as give us some great pointers (i.e. good communication, building friendships, etc…)
He left out a very good and new player (pun intended) to the game: Uptown itself.
It’s not so much that we don’t have where to meet people. Because with the latest additions and grand openings that our area is sporting, there isn’t a place not to meet around here. Uptown has gotten a serious face-lift these last couple of years, with the recent openings of wine and cigar bars, cafes and restaurants. Our options are just as good—if not better—than the other boroughs.
Now, I agree with Claudio that in order for much of the ladies night phenomenon to work, everyone needs to step out of their comfort zone and at the very least talk.
But these new spots are definitely redefining how Uptown comes together for ladies night, among other things. Add the work and flair of local artists and organizations, such as the Sound of Art and it’s impossible not to have some sort of chemistry in the air (or from the drinks).
Therefore ladies, throw out those excuses. Because… Research shows that 34.5% of people between 25 to 34 years old have never been married. African-Americans—alone—make 54.2% of that number. This includes the “educated” ones. That’s enough proof that they’re out there.
It’s just the (cohabitating part that might be killing us).
But that’s another article all-together…
So put on the hottest shoes in your closet and step out of that comfort zone. Keep up with what this area is offering you and sure enough, you’ll be one step ahead of the game.
Check out Claudio’s original piece: Here