POV: you finally got out of your toxic relationship with he-who-shall-not-be-named and are ready to get back in the game.
In preparation for #cuffingszn, you and your ten closest friends have perfectly curated your Hinge, Lox Club, and Raya profiles.
You’re back on the Equinox wave, and are feeling (and looking!) better than ever.
The cute guy you’ve been messaging finally asks you for drinks.
Everything is going according to plan.
Fear of ending up alone? Never heard of her.
Just as you’re about to suggest your favorite date night spot, a wave of panic comes over you.
You’ve been out of the arena for almost two years now. What if the rules had changed?
On the brink of a mental breakdown (and an emergency call to your therapist), you stumble upon the guru of all things dating, Serena Kerrigan.
Best known as the CEO of her sex-positive brand LFD—famous for its wildly successful relationship-building card games—Serena has been celebrated for her skills as an entrepreneur, confidence coach, and dating expert.
Kerrigan’s bold personality and life-changing mantras have inspired thousands to live their lives unapologetically, both in the dating realm and beyond.
Who better to lead the way than the self-proclaimed queen of confidence herself?
After all, isn’t dating all about “doing it for the plot?”
Keep reading for Serena Kerrigan’s ultimate guide to dating in NYC
P.S. it’s a lifesaver.
We know you’re dying for Jake from Morgan Stanley to take you to his favorite steakhouse on the first date, but snap out of it sista. It’s completely normal—and oftentimes encouraged—for the first date to be drinks. That way, if they’re a complete freak, you can run in the other direction. And please don’t pull a Becky and end the night with your head in the toilet. Totally not cute.
But if Jake in the navy pinstripe suit isn’t willing to pay for a meal on the second date, that’s a red flag. We’re not saying he needs to take you to Carbone, but definitely somewhere nice with a romantic ambiance. And girlie pop, if you order a salad on the first date, we will come after you. Guys looove girls who can eat. But remember, always save room for dessert.
You must have played your (LFD) cards right, because “Jake Wharton Bussiness School” is now Jake your serious boyfriend! How is it that two whole years have already flown by?! Drinks at Temple Bar clearly went very well. You’re obviously going to want to go somewhere very special for the special night—think white tablecloth and dimly lit. Or somewhere nearly impossible to snag a table at, like Lilia or Polo Bar. Always go to these dinners with your nails done, just in case he pops the question!
Thank god you got that gel mani, because he asked you to spend forever with him at the Waverly Inn! AHHHH!!!!!!! The moment he got down on one knee, you were obviously thinking about your Bachelorette party. And since the wedding is in Tulum (naturally), you decide to have your Bachelorette in NYC. From relaxing spa days in Tribeca, to wild nights out on the town, we’ve got all your Bachelorette party needs covered.
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Photography by: Courtesy Serena Kerrigan, Rob Kim/Getty Images