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The Single Girl's Guide to Paris

BY: REBECCA SUHRAWARDI

Marina Khorosh is a New Yorker living in Paris and working in fashion. She is young, beautiful, smart, fun?and single. The writer behind a hilarious site chronicling her dating life, dbagdating.com, the young writer has been recently discovered by Vogue.com, where she will be a reoccurring columnist.

Marina Khorosh is a New Yorker living in Paris and working in fashion. She is young, beautiful, smart, fun?and single. The writer behind a hilarious site chronicling her dating life, dbagdating.com, the young writer has been recently discovered by Vogue.com, where she will be a reoccurring columnist.

A resident of Le Marais, Khorosh says being single in Paris is like being single everywhere else?it varies from day to day. ?There are days when I love it and others when every love lock on Pont des Arts feels like a personal offence to my singlehood,? she tells us.

 

Funnily, the best way to meet men in Paris is through the dating app Tinder. ?I am actually not kidding. Parisian Tinder is fantastic and I have been able to meet some really interesting people through it,? she laughs. ?It?s not part of the culture for men to approach you when out in public, so you are kind of left to your own devices.?

Although, not all things in Paris must revolve around men for single girls. ?Find a nice terrace and people-watch over a glass of Chablis. Take a Velib to Mus?e d?Orsay and see an expo,? she advises. ?Walk around, feel like a film star in a Nouvelle Vague film, or Am?lie, or just good old Carrie, waiting for Big to come to the rescue.? And to make friends, just make one, and the rest will follow. ?However, I do think it?s important to speak the language and respect the French culture in order to integrate well,? she adds. 

 

Mus?e d?Orsay: 1 Rue de la L?gion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France, +33 1 40 49 48 14

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Her favorite hangouts are Mary Celeste and Le Progr?s in Le Marais, and Caf? de Flore in Saint Germain, and for nightcaps and some dancing, she prefers Le Montana.

 

Le Mary Celeste: 1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France, +33 9 80 72 98 83. Le Progr?s: 1 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France, +33 1 42 72 01 44. Caf? de Flore: 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France, +33 1 45 48 55 26. Le Montana: 28 rue Saint-Beno?t Paris 75006 France (33) 01 44 39 71 00 

 

But what about those French women, how are they for competition for an American girl? 

?They are all so skinny!? she exclaims. ?I?m joking, although it?s true that French women boast an impressive physique. To be honest, I find it pointless to compete with them ? we are far too different.?

 

Marina?s Top Five Paris Date Spots

1. Hotel Particulier, 23 Avenue Junot, Pavilion D, 75018 Paris

2. Ferdi, 32 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris

3. Robert et Louise, 64 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris

4. La Bocca Della Verita, 2 Rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris

5. L'Hotel, 13 Rue des Beaux Arts,  75006 Paris (Best for cocktails)