Welcome to New York!
Long story short, I picked up my entire life and shipped it all the way back to my favorite city in the world, New York. Well, technically Brooklyn, which makes me even cooler. It's been an interesting few months, from saying goodbye to the absolute best group of friends that I've ever had to embracing an incredible new job and finally feeling like my career is in the place it should be. I love a new adventure more than most people you know, but there have been some serious challenges I've encountered. Oh, let me tell you about the challenges.
First off, I'm a single gal and a true romantic. I've been searching for that perfect connection for a long time, but the streets of New York are no place for Prince Charming. I've explored my share of dating apps: witty (awful) pick-up lines, catfishing, the same old "where are you from?" "what do you do?" conversations, right swiping with some pretty blurry beer goggles on, you know the drill. Dating in New York is brutal enough, and I had a situation where I went on a first date the guy was NOTHING like his profile. We've all seen this before. Little did I know, he was also a stage five clinger and wouldn't take the hint after the first date. I really wished I could have just given him a fake number.
I work right on 5th Avenue, and this is a serious problem. Well, my shopping problem is actually the serious problem, it's not really 5th Avenue's fault. To stay away from temptation, I do most of my shopping online. I've already perused Revolve more times than you want to know for Coachella outfits, and these expensive rompers on my wish list are coming back to haunt me on my Facebook feed. I'll be stalking my sister's Facebook page to save photos of my (perfect, adorable, most amazing) little nephew, and instead, I'm being stalked by crochet crop tops and fringe mini skirts. Guess what happens? They catch me at my weakest moment and I'm $600 more broke than I was 10 minutes ago. Discipline? I have none of that. There has to be a way to get my favorite companies to stop tempting me.
My friend and I are traveling to Europe in just a few short months (yay!) and one of my goals is to completely submerge myself into the culture of the cities and countries we're visiting. I really want to meet people, so I've been scouring social networking sites to try to connect with others. I know what you're thinking - "Is that a good idea?" - and yes, yes it is. Another instance where I need a fake phone number or e-mail address, right? Safety and self-awareness must be priorities while living in a big city and traveling, and I think I've managed to take control of all of these new-found challenges.
I discovered the Sudo app, and feel empowered and more in control of my personal information and safety. Companies aren't feeding off of my personal data for their tempting advertisements and I can use an alternate persona for meeting people over social networks and dating apps. Sudo's one time use credit card info is provided by Sudo - allowing it's users the safety of not having to use their real numbers. Also, you don't have to worry about creating and remembering all kinds of passwords - the app generates the SUDOs which can then be used to set up profiles that already have passwords.
Oh, and SUDO is available now, so hop on the app before anyone else!
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