Things to do alone in NYC...but on a Fri/Sat night. Asking too much?
May 21, 2014 3:05 PM Subscribe
Things to do alone in NYC...but on a Fri/Sat night. Asking too much? Last month my hang-out buddy of 3 years left to move back to the midwest. I was happy for her since she was exited to go there and "actually be able to afford to buy a place"., but I've been sitting home alone every weekend since she left. I realize that NYC is very solo friendly and I lean towards being an introvert by nature so on weeknights I have no problem going to the movies, the theater, restaurants, bars (although at the bar there always seems to be a guy who could be my father or grandfather trying to hit on me. I still haven't gotten used to the bar scene.) But I'm not confident doing these things alone on the weekends.
posted by manderin to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (23 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Even at my local bar on the weekends there never seems to be anyone there alone. And taking my laptop or tablet to the bar would probably be considered rude and anti-social.... not to mention sad on a Friday. Which means I'd just be alone there staring at the bottles of wine and rum because on a weekend the bartender would be way too busy to converse with me much. I tried a sat night meetup.com thing and when I arrived it seemed everyone brought a +1 with them which made me feel suuuuper uncomfortable. Maybe this is a silly question that just doesn't have an answer, but since this is a city where people come and move away very frequently (and I love it here too much to leave) I thought maybe I should have a set plan of what to do when I find myself alone on a Friday night and would rather not stay in. Is there no way for someone in their early 30's to do this without standing out too much from the crowd?