Break up in public nowadays and someone’s gonna live blog it.
What did you do with your weekend? Take a leisurely hike? Go grocery shopping? Watch football for two days and drink yourself sick? Well, whatever it was you did, it wasn’t as strange as comedian Kyle Ayers‘ Saturday, who went up to his roof to enjoy the view and ended up being witness to a couple who were breaking up. So of course, he live-tweeted the entire conflagration, and got some very, very strange quotes.
A couple is breaking up on my roof right now. I was just trying to enjoy the view. Now I will live tweet the breakup. #roofbreakup
Future literary speed dating superstar. via Flickr user Micah Taylor
The question has been explored here before, and we’re not going to spend time rehashing it, but we will wonder aloud what exactly the deal is with Brooklyn dudes and singles events. It’s like a girl has to carry a net with her on the street if she wants to get a date. Case in point: despite Tim publicly shaming guys this past winter, a new iteration of speed dating is offering guys looking for girls a special discount just for showing up. (more…)
A typical Brooklyn dude, wandering the streets with no one to give a stuffed animal to. via Flickr user brainware3000
Dating. Everyone’s gotta do it if they want to propagate the species (it’s very important to do that). And yet, possibly because men are from Mars and women are from Venus, the two sexes just can’t seem to agree to put aside small differences to keep humanity from dying out. According to dating website AYI, nowhere is that more true than right here in Brooklyn, where a survey they took deemed Brooklyn women the pickiest daters in the entire world. Tell us fellas, is this a true fact? (more…)
They’re smiling because she paid for the drinks. via Flickr user Ed Yourdon
True equality is here, or at least a hacky comedian standby can be ripped from bad comedians’ hands, because according to a new study from the American Sociological Association, men are finally comfortable with the idea of women paying on dates. Or maybe “comfortable” isn’t the right word, since the survey found that guys just want women to pay. If Andrea Peyser weren’t on vacation we’re sure she’d have something mean to say about feminists causing this. (more…)
Have you got sick game but are extremely unattractive? Never got a missed connection but would gladly respond to one? A not-bad-looking and fairly successful gentleman, who’s too busy for locally-sourced dating, is looking for a manager of his online dating profile. You’ll get to make up his self-summary, favorite movies, and more. Plus, you get to practice your online game with absolutely no risk! Did we mention it’s paid? (more…)
Ooo, peanut crackers! (via flickr user Nicole Lee)
The internet is a wonderful tool for cultivating romanceawkward 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…)
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…)
Hey, if this is what does it for you. via Flickr user monicamÃ¼ller
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…)
Ladies clamored for the limited dude selection at the BK Meat Up in 2009. Photo by Mark Sullivan Bernal.
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…)