Infographic: Dating in New York City by Match.com

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12 Comments

  1. Tammy
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 9:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Um, what kind of idiots are you having conduct this “research”? Astoria is a great neighborhood for a date. Much better than the South Bronx, Crown Heights, or Bay Ridge. Or is that “least desirable when just considering Manhattan and DUMBO” which that map suggests? And Long Island is the perfect weekend getaway? It’s closer than Rhode Island, but who wants to go on a romantic weekend to an overcrowded mall? Anyone who takes this “data” seriously really has no common sense.

    • Posted September 1, 2011 at 11:44 am | Permalink | Reply

      We conducted the research. We sent a survey to our existing Match.com members and over 1,000 replied. All NYC residents.

      • rogerbix@yahoo.com
        Posted September 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

        Did you specifically ask what the worst neighborhood for a date was? Because if you simply asked for the best, and Astoria was the least popular response, that does not make it the worst neighborhood. This is very misleading.

    • Matthew Feldman
      Posted September 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I agree – this data is terrible. Astoria has tons of bars, cafe’s, shops, a park, museum. Doesn’t hold much credibility here.

    • Peter
      Posted September 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t live on Long Island and would never live there, but there are actually still some beautiful areas there out east, especially the North Fork which is low key, has miles of deserted beaches, vineyards, and cute small towns. There’s also Fire Island which has the only federally designated wilderness in all of New York state and is beautiful. The Hamptons and strip mall areas – that’s another story – wouldn’t go near those places with a ten foot pole, but there are still plenty of nice places on Long Island if you’re willing to go look for them,

  2. Peter
    Posted September 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What’s amazing is zero mention of New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester people. Many people I know who live in the city on Match are totally unwilling to date people in those places and yet there is no way to filter them out of search results. There should be a way to limit search results to just people in New York City since location and how hard or easy it is to get to where someone lives is a big factor.

  3. Posted September 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    ASTORIA IS AWESOMEEEEEEEE 🙂 BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MATCH U SUCK. FIX THIS IMMEDIATELY!!

  4. Posted September 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    ……I don’t live on Long Island and would never live there, but there are actually still some beautiful areas there out east, especially the North Fork which is low key, has miles of deserted beaches, vineyards, and cute small towns……

  5. Posted November 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is an immensely useful infographic. A lot of this can be deduced logically, but putting it visually in one place and backing it up with real statistics is sobering. The Karaoke bit was interesting. We covered this on Toot It dating magazine

    ~ Toot It

  6. Posted February 1, 2012 at 1:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love NYC

  7. Posted February 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    A chain resturant is probably THE worst date option that you can choose – NY or anywhere!

    They’re fine for when you’ve married your date and had 2.5 kids, but first impressions last and a chain resturant isn’t the lasting memory you want in the ‘on our first date…’ story 😛

    Matt.

  8. Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    i love new york,and i always want to visit this city once i my life

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