If you’re looking for steamy encounters, New York City offers millions of singles from all over the globe, ready to mingle. Perhaps you’ve already been one of the 65.2 million tourists it receives annually? New York City is famous for its LGBTQ community, Gay Pride’s inception and its overall rejection of hate. Not to mention, every neighborhood’s character manifests into little cities within a city, from Hell’s Kitchen’s young gayborhood to the real-life New York City movie set of the West Village (home to the birth of gay rights, The Stonewall Inn). There’s a bar catering to every LGBTQ person, no preference or kink left behind.
If you’re going to take a trip to New York City during the summer, then live your best life and take the ferry to the gay version of Love Island. Fire Island is to gay men what Israel is to the Jewish community, a safe space where the only rule is to be unabashedly yourself. Cherry Grove, its sister space next door, offers the same type of freedom for women. Though a 20-minute walking commute from each other, visitors like to frequent back and forth to maximize the socializing and fun.