The internet is a wonderful tool for cultivating
romance awkward booty calls. But while it’s great to get a peek at what goods your online date’s got before you do the deed, it’s even more important to know what special, uh, viral surprises they’ve got for you. That’s where Qpid.me comes in; it’s a new, free online service that’ll store and share your STI test results, sparing you from having to tell another one of your lovers about that time you had chlamydia. Isn’t the modern world amazing? (more…)
The internet is a wonderful tool for cultivating
Ladies, tired of going home with your date, taking his pants off and then barely suppressing your laughter/disappointment? Aren’t we all. Fortunately, there’s now a way to take some of the guesswork out of predicting what your partner is packing. Predicktor is a new free app that will give you an educated guess on whether your date has equipment that looks like a baby’s arm holding an apple, with just a little bit of relevant information on him. (more…)
Hallmark holiday or not, Valentine’s Day is almost here. And whether you’re practically wifed up or starting something new, you’re probably looking to end the night (and wee morning hours) with some sexy time. But alas, February 14th warrants some high expectations, and you can’t rely on just any cheap date to do the trick. But fear not, Brokesters-in-love: we’ve got seven economical dates near-guaranteed to get you a roll in the hay: (more…)
Not to be a Dennis Downer, but it probably sucks to be a single lady in New York City, especially of the attractive, driven, smart type, which, last I checked, is like 85 percent of yous. You outnumber dudes, so you are forced to hit on whatever human mackerel you find swimming around at Lucky Dog or whathaveyou. Not to mention that Adam, once he went all stalkery and creepo, instantly became the most realistic character on Girls. I have seen that inky stare of desperation across too many faces, even including one that was being dragged away by the cops in practically the same situation (LEAVE MY LIFE OUT OF THIS, LENA). A lot of you make more money than us and are willing to pick up the check, yet still my lady friends can’t seem to find even a simple winter’s bone.
But the sad truth is that we, the dudes of Brooklyn, the broliteriate, if you will, are apparently not helping the situation at all. I present exhibits A through Z: Every single time there’s some sort of singles event/date-off/sexy party, the place is overflowing with ladies, and not just any ladies, but babes, cute girls with food blogs, light brown hair and quirky skirts or tall ones with stylish glasses and a hopeful smile who can’t help but bite the side of their lip out of nervousness. Take, for example, the Literary Speed Dating our friend Jo Firestone is hosting at Housing Works on the day before Valentine’s day. She’s got binders full of women, and practically no men, so much so that there is now a freaking discount for straight guys. What gives, bros? (more…)
Remember all those laundry days when you walked around in public wearing track pants and a mismatched oversized sweatshirt? What could be better on those days then running into your ex on the street? We’ll tell you what: unexpectedly running into your next potential online date. That’s right, OkCupid, like your grandmother during the holidays, is once again intervening in your dating life by bringing you an app with a surprisingly honest name, Crazy Blind Date. (more…)
First dates are filled with all sorts of fears and anxieties – especially when you’re meeting that person for the first time (ah, online dating). Those dates aren’t so much dates as they are interviews, so you want to keep it low pressure and comfortable. A low-key bar – a dive especially – makes a great first date: casual, no pressure to be super romantic, but dark and homey. Also, there’s booze.
When it comes to these first dates, there are two extremes: you can discover a major deal breaker and need to make a quick exit, or you can get so wasted that you ignore that deal breaker and you go home together. Most dates fall somewhere in between. Here are some potential places for that first meet up. (more…)
Gone on any dates involving too many martinis and a traipse around the Brooklyn Brewery? Well, hate to break it to you, but so has everyone else in Brooklyn. So say the data miners at first date factory HowAboutWe, who’ve released figures based on helping setting up one millin dates around the country. The breakdown for New York? We lead the nation in grabbing drinks and going somewhere to soak up some culture. (more…)
There’s a lot of things to worry about in the dating world: STDs, pregnancy, your slutty teen past making it impossible to truly know love. Now there’s a whole new terrible obstacle standing in the way of finding love: your low credit score. The Times delved deep into the modern dating world and found people that not only were stymied in their attempts to find love because of bad credit, but a whole world of people who support picking a partner based on credit. Now your student loan debt isn’t the only noose around your heart. (more…)
Dudes of Brooklyn: are you tired of meaningless, emotionally vacuous sex with a variety of willing partners? Oh, no, you’re not? Well…what about the ones among you who aren’t getting to play sexy merry-go-round? Tired of your loneliness? OK good, now we’re getting somewhere. Brooklyn author Joseph Adago was once just like you: constantly going on Match.com dates that led nowhere, shy and awkward around women and facing the prospect of dying alone. But then he applied real estate principles he learned in his job as a broker to his dating life, found a wife and wrote a book about how you can do the same thing too. (more…)
If Ayn Rand wrote a book about a dating service, it would probably show you this graphic when you sign up. Notorious pro-dating advocacy group eHarmony posted a “survey” this week that shows how your job affects who you’re likely to talk to or date of the opposite sex (and only the opposite sex). Findings include: Unemployed men are always on the hunt for personal trainers, female beauticians and male pilots chat a lot and male police offers are suckers for female teachers. You can see which profession is most flexible in who they date (and it’s not yoga instructors. BADUM!). Now stop dating around and let the Council of Vocations find your mate. (more…)
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