She learned that trick when she first moved to the city and sometimes went out alone.
In the back of her mind she knows there will be attractive men out tonight, and she is hoping to eventually meet someone she can date seriously.
However, she hasn't thought too much beyond the evening and maybe the start of a relationship.
It excites her because she only recently moved north, and this is the first time she's gone out to party in the snow.
Stepping out onto the busy Manhattan sidewalk wearing high heels and her her new coat, she feels like she is on the set of Sex and The City, or one of her favorite romantic comedies.
Then, by fate (she knows now it was just coincidence), they had both walked out of a bar at the same time (closing time).
She'd been a little tipsy and given in when her girlfriends pressured her to go ask him for his number.
As the 32-year-old gets out of the cab in front of the lounge where she'll meet her friends, the sharp cold bites at her face.
It reminds her of the time three years ago when she first met her ex boyfriend. She'd seen him looking at her earlier across the bar she was at with her friends, but he didn't approach.
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.