It’s an understatement to say that dating in New York City is hard. Millions of people live here and it can be difficult to find a “perfect” match – or any match that doesn’t ghost you or send unsolicited pics. Perhaps that’s why “The Psychology of Love” event with Aimee Barr was packed on Galentine’s Day, Feb. 13.

Ann Shoket, former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen and CosmoGirl!, has been telling us how it is since our teenage years. The former magazine maven turned author started research for “The Big Life” by inviting millennial women over for dinner. They discussed what they’re looking for – and maybe not getting – in work, relationships and money. Honest feelings courtesy of wine and frozen pizza.

On Sept. 7 Ellie Shepley, a Mind Body Spirit Coach at One Taste, asked SDS members to do an honest self-scan of what they wanted from their relationships. “It’s okay to want hotter sex,” Ellie laughs. “To get the breakthrough to happen, we have to get better at asking for what we want.”