The G train is ruining relationships
Sorry to break it to you, but nobody wants to date you if you live off the G train.
According to a report from DNAinfo, New Yorkers around the city are refusing to date their neighbors living off the dreaded G train, citing the train’s poor service as doom for relationships.
“I had to make a rule that was, literally, if you live off the G, you’re not for me,” Bedford-Stuyvesant resident Mutale Nkonde said. “To get to the G is such a monumental hike, it’s two buses plus a long walk.”
Nkonde, who lives off the A and C trains, complained that taking the G always required several transfers and often resulted in getting lost.
The short length of the train is also problematic, especially for women dressed up for a night out.
“The thing about the G is it comes in the middle of platform, so if you’re dressed in high heels you have to run what feels like 7 miles to catch the train,” Nkonde explained.
She also described the Myrtle-Willoughby station as “‘Law and Order’-ish.”
“It looks like a crime scene,” she said.
Christie Walsh recalled her relationship with a man in Greenpoint.
“I always refused to go there,” she said. “After a couple of punishing rides on the G train, I decided I wouldn’t do it.”
Walsh’s beau eventually moved to California.
“The funny thing is, I’d date someone in California, because I’d like to go to California,” Walsh said. “I’d never like to ride the G train.”
An MTA spokesperson reportedly declined to comment.
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