Browsing All posts tagged under »NYC«

A Grouper Is Not A Fish

May 7, 2013

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Grouper is probably the least creepy way to online date. Why? Your friends are with you the whole time. The main reason I started this blog was so I could say, “Hey friends, look how awful this date is going!” But on a Grouper, all I need is a safe word and I can easily […]

Stranger Danger

May 2, 2013

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This story is from Mario, a 24-year-old consultant in NYC, as told to Raz: When I got home from this little adventure, it was 4am, and I was exhausted. But I still realized that this story was too good to forget in a drunken haze, so I wrote it all down before passing out: On […]

Dating? There’s an App for That

April 4, 2013

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You’re on Tinder, right? Seriously? But anyone who’s anyone is on Tinder! “What is Tinder?” you ask. Tinder is online dating on crack. It’s OkCupid meets Grinder. Better yet: It’s speed dating meets Angry Birds. With Tinder, you can quickly flip through potential guys in your area on your iPhone, while you watch TV or […]

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, […]