oops. i think i accidentally signed up for a dating site. http://www.howaboutwe.com/ i thought this was a site where people share and compare fun date/gathering ideas…aaaaand i was wrong. all i wanted to do was impart the little wisdom i had, since a lot of visitors ask where would be a good place to take a friend/date or what fun activity could partake in. i was going to give some good advice on cool places to relax with friends, take a loved one, entertain family. (picnic along the hudson, wander the west village, rock climb in brooklyn/chelsea…or pick up girls at a flea market like my buddy mike)…then realized i was just giving ideas for the type of date someone could take me on…kindhearted FAIL.
…at one point a few years back i entertained the idea of starting an activities-related site based on the group type, size, ambience, price point, etc. until i realized urbandaddy had already come up with the next move and already developed an iphone app. never muffle a good idea. oh wellll. couldawouldashoulda. i’d still be up for developing a more comprehensive product though. much much more could be done there.
maybe i should start a spinoff: http://www.howaboutwedont.com/. maybe then we’ll be able to let people know what not to do on dates. like…not inviting a girl to a first date at a mets game with 10 of your closest guy friends that she didn’t know would be there. (i’m just saying, it may or may not have happened once.) or not riding those horse carriages at central park. they STINK. (thankfully hasn’t happened, but i can imagine the torture.)
that’s actually a pretty good idea. i might start collecting stories. accepting submissions now! why am i so genius sometimes?
mama law took the liberty of printing this laptopmag article out for my brother and me. pretty insightful and funny. it’s a different era now.
by dana wollman.
an excerpt on googling:
Google At Your Own Risk
Few things are more awkward than showing up to a date and asking questions about things that person never shared with you. “Obviously, people are going to get curious and do a little searching,” Scudder allowed. But knowing too much can taint the fun of getting to know someone, and people will feel invaded—defensive, even—if they suspect you already know too much about them. Since you’re likely to do it anyway, search at your own peril—and watch your mouth on date night.
the girlfriend keeper app for iphone. such a d-bag idea. if i ever find out that a guy i date uses this…ughh. maybe i just won’t date guys with iphones haha
good stuff. sartorialist: a graceful man, a gentleman.
maybe i’ll comment on this later. time to watch LOST!
my childhood girlfriends and i email each other on a regular basis. amidst one of our many exchanges today…
ashley: “to add to this…i just learned there is a christian dating matchmaking site: www.christiancafe.com
this was also in christian today…”
me: “I REFUSE”
for now. i would like to have a good story about how i met my man. that’s all… i’m not in a real hurry.
have you heard of jdate.com? it’s a dating site for jewish people (and those interested in jewish people). [side not: it’s actually pretty legit, since i know relatively normal, level-headed people that have joined. actually, i used to work with someone who wasn’t jewish but grew up in a very jewish community and found her current husband on jdate. amazing, right? personally, i’m not sure how i feel about putting myself on a dating site. definitely not happening now, but i can see its merits since it’s becoming more and more socially acceptable in certain circles…] there’s also kdate.com for korean americans.
i got this ad in an e-newsletter today.
korean booking. with comedians. omgosh haha
if i were korean, i might actually go for the entertainment value.
for interested koreans, you can go here to sign up. i won’t judge. (=