spaghettimonster saidLose 40 pounds (or lie about it)
Move to a trendier neighborhood (or lie about it)
Earn another advanced degree (or google enough you can be convincing about it)
Right now you are a complete mess. Work on yourself a little first, become that which you seek, then you are ready to wade into the most depressing dating pool in the world, at least based on about 60% of world mass I have occupied thus far.
Watch some episodes of Will & Grace, especially ones involving Barry, since it is pretty telling about how how shallow and depressing of a world you are about to enter.
Grindr > adam4adam (never believe anyone claiming to be an NYU student a block away from S'mac) > okcupid > plentyoffish > * > craigslist
And come out of the closet. At your age, everyone already knows. Just own it. Crank up total femme bitch mode and flaunt it.
1.) I don't lie, except to myself, and as part of my job.
2.) I have that college degree, and a graduate degree.
3.) Moving within NYC makes no sense. You can get anywhere within 15-minutes.
4.) You are correct, once I lose 20 pounds (not 40 - that'd make me anorexic with my broad shoulders - so, no. So, after 20 pounds, I'll follow that advice and walk into a few bars.
5.) And no, I have absolutely no intentions of initiating any conversation; but I am a welcoming individual if I am approached.
6.) Again, for me, this is a choice - not one out of pressure, and...
7.) You are incorrect, nobody knows. I don't have any "tells," though you may pick up some.