She is growing more and more self-conscious and concerned about the fact that she is still single in her thirties.
While she knows she was probably too immature to get married previously, she also knows that her friends and extended family have started raising eyebrows.
It excites her because she only recently moved north, and this is the first time she's gone out to party in the snow.
She learned that trick when she first moved to the city and sometimes went out alone.
In fact, she'd met one of the girls she was with tonight that way.
It is the middle of winter and a light snow is just starting to fall.
Both women are dressed up and heading out to meet with their respective friends for some drinks. Both are single and want little more than to ultimately find true love.
They've arrived early so the crowd is still a bit sparse, but this gives them time to actually hang out and talk before anyone else arrives and they get involved in other conversations.
As the 32-year-old orders her drink, she chats with the bartender for a bit, because she knows that even a brief conversation with a stranger (male or female) will get her into a more social mood, which might help later if any men want to talk to her.
The 23-year-old has had one serious boyfriend in her life.
She slept with him during all of the 3 years they dated, until he broke up with her soon after they graduated from college.
However, in the past two years she's really started to see trends and mistakes in her dating history, and she encountered a few ideas in books and online, and these have really changed her outlook. While she knows Manhattan is a horrible place for a single girl to live, she hasn't lost hope yet.
As the 23-year-old gets out of her cab in front of the nightclub where she'll meet her friends, the sharp cold bites at her face.
It doesn't hurt that the men who go there are generally older professionals, men who have their shit together and don't drink until they fall down.