The wealthy fellow this lady thinks she’s messaging is really a 23-year-old female freelancer who lives in Bushwick. (via Nick Douglas’ flickr)
Online dating sites are a dime a dozen these days, and in this day and age there’s no shame in OKCupid-ing your way to romance a free dinner — even Martha Stewart’s doing it! But with so many eligible lovely ladies and lusty bachelors out there, the online dating profile’s become part art, part science, and unless you’re just hot-or-not-ing the selection on Tinder, it’s hard to sift through all sludge to find Mr. or Ms. Right. For one “successful entrepreneur,” the online dating world has become so dense and difficult, he needs someone to do it for him – and for $100 a week, that person can be you! (more…)
Crazy Blind Date: don’t say they didn’t warn you. via PSFK
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…)
New York Magazine commenters praised this week’s Sex Diary as “finally! A sex diary with sex!” But we have other reasons to celebrate this 28-year-old Williamsburg gal’s tale of winning at OKCupid while being funemployed. Those of us who are single, sexually active (or at least aspiring to be) dudes should love this broad because she knows what she wants and she wants what she gets, and doesn’t have too many hang-ups about sex and intimacy, which sometimes seem like laughably, Republican-congressmen style quaint traits when you run into them in Brooklyn today. She’s also taking great advantage of her joblessness to give her “hoo-ha” (her words) a much-needed workout in her new free time, because who even has the time to date around? In this economy? (more…)
HowAboutWe... make out in front of the Brooklyn Bridge and wind up on Flickr? Photo courtesy of eastcolfax.
While I fully support the decision many New Yorkers are making to go solo in love and lodging, for those of us who have four roommates, two cats, a couple stray dogs and a constant rotation of couch surfers and still feel lonely, finding a partner is both fiscally and emotionally responsible. I’m ready for love, Brooklyn style. That is, finding someone I actually like to split the rent on a sweet one+ bedroom and get laid regularly. I know, a hopeless romantic. (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…)