Moving to New York City from Florida was thoroughly positive and exciting for me, except for having to leave my boyfriend all alone in the Sunshine State (oh, and having to go to New Jersey for apartment furniture). I was devastated, but have learned to cope extremely well and build a trusting, worry-free long distance relationship with him. What’s my secret?
Get rid of any and all girlfriends. Surround yourself only with gay men. “How do you do that?” you ask? Well, just do everything that I did. Move to New York City. Make sure your roommate is gay (you’ll get to share his deep V tanks: a summer essential). Make sure your neighbor that has access to your apartment via fire escape/window is gay. Befriend Gary. Move to 9th Avenue/Hell’s Kitchen to ensure that every single person you pass on the street is a gay man.
Once you’ve acquired a friend group that makes you think to yourself, “Wow, I’m the only real girl in the room right now,” follow them wherever they go for nightlife. You can tell your boyfriend that you’re going out, and he will never ever worry. It is likely the only dancing you’ll be doing with men at a club is either ballet or Broadway jazz. The only pickup line you’ll hear is, “Girl, those shoes are cutesy.” In addition, I have found that these friends are my favorite ones yet.
It’s totally a win-win for you AND your boyfriend!