Every once in a while, though, someone peeks out from behind the i Barricade and catches eyes with a stranger.You could say, in that moment, they might even fall in love.Here, six couples open up about how they broke all (the alleged) rules, and found love on the New York City Subway. Photo: Jordin Althaus / © Fox / Courtesy: Everett Collection My roommate and I have a game that we often play when we get on the subway.Nearly 8.5 million people live in New York City and more than half of them ride the subway’s 22 lines every day.Without question, the MTA is the lifeblood of Gotham City. As a result, we board the train with our i Phones, i Pads, and Nooks in our hands and headphones snug over our ears as if we’re suiting up for battle every time we pass through those sliding metal doors (which, let's be honest, we kind of are).
And while these may like the stuff Rom-Com dreams are made of (we’re looking at you Gwyneth), these stories aren’t just fantasies.
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In case you've been under a boulder, we're currently living in an era in which most romantic interactions are sparked via the Internet. The night turns out to be an atomic bomb of disappointment.
I have friends swiping (mostly left) on dating apps that I'd previously never heard of: Pure, Twine, one about coffee meeting a bagel? "There's plenty of fish in the sea" and "on to the next" are colloquialisms that we SHOULD abide by after ill-fated online dates, but why is it that oftentimes, we don't?
Brooke Sager is an NYC-based contributing writer for Thrillist who believes there's something to be said for always leaving your house with your hair done.