All the sad young psuedo intellectuals. Image via New Yorker.
I was intrigued immediately upon reading the Brokelyn headline, “A free way to date the BK intelligentsia.” Why? I’m single. I started reading n+1 after devouring co-editor Keith Gessen’s novel about All the Sad Young Literary Men and kept reading when I discovered that each issue’s 200 pages were filled with even more sad young literary men’s critical-theory informed ramblings. I was sick of giving my number to boys in bars who seemed smart in person and used all the wrong conjugations of “your” via text. But how good could a free personals site that appeals to shy bookish types actually be? I sent in my post and received an unsurprisingly lengthy e-mail reply seeking a “cunning lit-cougar” a few days later. (more…)
He slipped a copy of Twilight inside that book.via Hot Guys Reading Books.
Hey sad young literary people: The interns over at n+1, the highbrow literature and culture magazine, launched a personals Tumblr (where else) just for you. The interns read and post submissions from date-seekers at their discretion, PLUS they sort through all inquiries and direct them to the appropriate companion-seeker. It seems like a lot of power to give an unemployed Brown grad over your love life, but it is a free dating service and probably offers a better caliber of folk than OKStupid. (Though here’s hoping there are no mix-ups — I’d hate to see an Alexander Pope fan matched with a John Dennis supporter.) (more…)