Five guys recount one thing they learned from a past love.
I used to spend a ton of money in malls. Now it’s DSW for shoes and outlet malls for clothes. She helped me spend my money a little more wisely.”
–Thomas, 27, construction management consultant
“I used to drip water all over the floor after showering. My ex explained how to brush off my body before I grabbed a towel. I even shared the ‘Jessica Dry Brush’ with my nieces and nephews.”
–Andrew, 34, project manager
“She introduced me to The Nile, a Middle Eastern restaurant in New Jersey where singers and belly dancers perform. I still go with my friends.”
–Sharbel, 24, financial planner
“The night before I took the LSATs, she gave me No. 2 pencils that were already sharpened, then dulled down, so I could fill in the bubbles quicker. That was incredibly thoughtful.”
–Ryan, 22, neuro-science student
“Reggae. I used to listen to [Bob] Marley on my own, but she and her brothers got me into esoteric reggae like Black Uhuru and Sizzla. I still listen to it.”
–Anuj, 29, psychiatrist
With a new relationship, you don't want to overwhelm your partner with something too flashy or intense, so for new boyfriends and girlfriends, we recommend an event, like a concert or a night at the theater. If you're here in New York with us, give the Met a try!
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