Browsing All posts tagged under »NYC«

The Line Is a Dot To You

March 18, 2013

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Brett was an OkCupid find. Online, he seemed well-educated and sweet. In person, it turns out, he was more of an ignorant asshole. Here are a few examples of our first date conversations: Raz: “A friend of mine is going through a bad break up, but the best way to get over someone is…” Brett: […]

Bubbe Knows Best

February 20, 2013

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This story is from Elton, a 28-year-old architect in NYC, as told to Raz: I met Melissa on OkCupid. She was Jewish. My dad is Jewish; My mom is not. I consider myself Jewish, but I definitely don’t think it’s necessary that my significant other share my religious beliefs. Melissa didn’t agree. They say you […]

Dating 101: A Lecture-Based Course

February 12, 2013

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Most online dates begin the same way: we re-hash everything we’ve already discussed in our way-too-many OkCupid messages. Of course, I’ve usually just re-read those OkCupid messages on the way to said date (I like to be prepared!), so this is unnecessary. But boys tend to opt for wasting the first twenty minutes of a […]

Adventures in Cat Sitting

February 6, 2013

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This story is from Corey, a 26-year-old nanny in NYC, as told to Raz: I’m not a huge fan of online dating, but I admit, whenever I’m at a low point in my romantic life, I’ll hop back on good old OkCupid to boost my morale. During one time back on the online dating train, […]

Brief Encounter

January 28, 2013

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This story if from Dahlia, a 28-year-old actress in NYC, as told to Raz: In hindsight I’m surprised I didn’t die after all the unwise decisions I made on my first date with Frank. We’d met online in Winter 2008. He was from Williamsburg, and invited me to meet him at the Blackbird Cafe. I […]

Being Hit On

January 23, 2013

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This story is the definition of why meeting guys at bars is awful. Basically, drunk boys are the absolute worst. The other night, I was out at a friend’s birthday party at 3 Sheets Saloon in the West Village.  A guy approached. I couldn’t tell if he was with the party or a random bystander. […]

On The Street Where You Live

November 14, 2012

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This story is from Debra, a 29-year-old playwright in NYC, as told to Raz:  A couple years ago, when I was absolutely old enough to know better , I would still sometimes give my number out to men who approached me on the street. One day, as I was taking an afternoon break from work […]

Misdirected

September 24, 2012

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I was excited to meet Brian, a find on OkCupid. He was a dentist (a real job!), went to an Ivy League school (a smarty!) and he actually called me on the phone to set up our date (a gentleman!). We planned to meet at Swine in the West Village, and on the day of our […]

Logic Games

May 30, 2012

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I met Jon online. He was really cute, had gone to a great college and was a fan of witty banter over email. We met at Anfora in the West Village. Here are some things I didn’t like about Jon: He was really sweaty—like had to wipe the sweat from his face every 5 minutes […]