The G train is ruining relationships

Credit: Metro File Photo.
Many New Yorkers are swearing off love along the G train. Credit: Metro

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.

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat


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