oops. this is a dating site…?

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?

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wedding crasher preparations

from today’s urbandaddy. so this is a social network for wedding attendees…who the heck has time to sign up and go through the list for every single wedding??

Published August 10, 2009

Here Comes the Bridesmaids
Your New Guide to Wedding Crashing

UrbanDaddy - Wedding PrePartyFirst, a word of warning: we’re about to take you inside a land where the competition is so vicious, so cutthroat, that even the best and the bravest don’t always make it out alive.

Yes, we’re talking about flirting with bridesmaids, and we’ve found a newer, better, tech-savvier way of doing it. (Leave the balloon dogs at home.)

More specifically, we’re talking about Wedding PreParty, a first-of-its kind site that gets you key intel on the key figures attending your best friends’ weddings.

First off, we apologize—as you would expect, it originates with one of these bridezilla type wedding sites where scientists experiment with the latest in sinister wedding excess—like self-aware china patterns. But if the bride is using it, then it’s going to be full of those lovely summer creatures known as bridesmaids, friends of bridesmaids and friends of friends of bridesmaids—and you’re wise to make your presence known.

Once you’ve logged in, it’s like you have a team of advanced scouts, finding out the maid of honor cries during Sleepless in Seattle (Nora Ephron always had that effect on you, too) or learning the cousin’s sisters political beliefs (why yes, you did vote for Ron Paul), or that the bearded groomsman is going to be legitimate competition (spends his summers saving the whales in between competing in decathlons).

Of course, you save the whales all year long.