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Relationship Spotting: How to Survive Long Distance Relationships

Written by emilyc

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!

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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