Being Single In New York City Means More Apps On Your iPhone

online-datingValentines Day came and went, and for those of us who are still a part of a dating pool in one of the world’s most eligible cities, we have a small shred of hope for you. Being single is one story, but being single in New York City is something completely different in and of itself (can I get an Amen?!). Between the typical college bar first-meet to actually going on that blind …

Single On Valentine’s Day? Maybe These Events Will Help You Fill The Void

hansAnother year, another Valentine’s Day. For those of us who are uncommitted, this is just another underwhelming holiday plopped down in the freezing wasteland of February to fill the gap between Christmas and summer. It lacks the historical importance of Martin Luther King Day, and it doesn’t come with a built-in three day weekend like Presidents’ Day (but by the way—you do have Monday off!). So, if you’re single, what good is …

What International Students Think About Your (American) Dating Habits

datingDating in New York is hard enough as it is, but it can be even worse when you’re from an entirely different country. We asked eight NYU international students to talk about their experiences dating and connecting to Americans. Here are their (anonymous) responses.BRAZILThe biggest difference is that for us making out is pretty chill, you know? What I realized with Americans is that if you make out with them the way …

Straight Dudes React To Buzzfeed’s Dating Guide For NYU Girls

With a 60:40 female to male ratio, the odds are stacked against straight NYU girls when it comes to finding a straight male mate. Taking into account the sizable gay population here, the search for a boyfriend may sometimes seem depressingly hopeless. Last week, three NYU alumnae created Buzzfeed’s “Dating Guide For Every Straight Girl At NYU,” which expresses the common, if not wholly accurate notion …

A Conversation With Rent a Gent’s CEO On Hanging With Talented, Beautiful Men

There’s a guy who exists who could easily impress your boss with his Ivy League education just as easily as he could allure your friends at a bachelorette party with his rock-hard abs and killer dance moves. Rent a Gent, an entertainment service created for women by women, lets you “rent” these types of men for dates, for entertainment, and even for teaching you a new skill (karate, anyone?).Launched last November …

Now Kiss: Frances and Jeff – It’s A Small Borough After All

Welcome back to Now Kiss, NYU Local’s blind date series that helps students find love at a “campus-less” school. Last time, we brought together writers Kelly and Ethan, who walked away from their date with positive feelings. This week, we matched up Frances and Jeff. In a bizarre coincidence, Frances happened to be…involved with Jeff’s roommate. Kinship ensued.The match:Frances, a sophomore in CAS, says her favorite Disney princess is Tarzan. Her hypothetical …

I Bribed Some Random Guy To Date Me, It Didn’t Work

Look, we all get it. Dating is hard. It’s terrifying to crawl out of your self-constructed comfort cave (mine’s lined with paperbacks and a quilt my mom made me out of t-shirts) and expose your weary eyes to the blinding light of cutesy “first date” coffee shops. But for chrissake, the last thing that any sane person in this brave new world wants or needs is an app which allows you …

A Statistical Look At NYU’s Dating Scene: It’s Better Than You Might Expect

When NYU Local launched our matchmaking service and blind dating column Now Kiss in February, we didn’t expect a ton of applicants. Living in New York actively trains you not to make eye contact with strangers when you bump into them on the street. What could be more terrifying than sitting down with a stranger for a date — then preserving the date in all its awkward glory for the rest of …

Get Tongue-Tied With Our Greatest Make Out Movies

At long last, Fall has arrived and with it cooler weather, shitty pumpkin spice and finally an excuse to spend your night in, making out on the couch with your honey bunny. October is prime cuddle season and movie nights are the perfect place to practice this snuggly pleasure.Choosing a movie to smooch to can be hard. It’s important to find a balance between an enjoyable cinematic narrative and the fact that …

Are You Sexually Frustrated And At Least 65% Quirky? This New Dating Site Is For You

NYU is notorious for killing your love life. It leaves many students single, sad, and frustrated about not getting any. At the same time, it’s also known for being one of the least conventional colleges in the country, attracting a range of eccentric types.Dating tools such as OKCupid, Grindr, and Tinder may aid in finding that one perfect partner, but sometimes its users are oh-so-basic. Sometimes you just want to be with …

Now Kiss: Max and Cristina’s Blind Date

Welcome back to Now Kiss, NYU Local’s blind date series that helps students find love at a “campus-less” school. Last time, we helped ignite sparks between Nick and Nora. This week, we brought together Max and Cristina, two students with plenty of enthusiasm and wit between them to make for an entertaining outing.The match: Max, a Wagner grad student and political writer who owns zero pairs of Toms and one day plans to …

Now Kiss: Nick And Nora Look for Love On A Blind Date

Welcome back to Now Kiss, NYU Local’s blind date series that helps students find love at a “campus-less” school. Last semester, we set up slam poet Eric and Tischie Jenna, freshman couple Graham and Kelly, and polar opposites Chris and Julia, among others. This week, we matched Nick and Nora because of their mutual love of screenwriting, occasionally inappropriate senses of humor, and Jewish heritage. The twee pseudonyms are a nice touch, …

NYU Local Blind Dating Returns! (Click For The Link)

Finding a date in New York isn’t as easy as Sex and the City would have you believe. Unless you’re still with your high school sweetheart, met your soulmate while reaching for the same book in Bobst, or are brave enough to try Date My School (or NYU Hook Ups — we won’t judge), you might find yourself without a gentleman or lady caller this Friday night.NYU Local wants to solve your romantic woes …

Now Kiss: Anthony and Meg’s Blind Date

Welcome back to Now Kiss, NYU Local’s blind date series that helps students find love at a “campus-less” school. Last week, we set up Jenna and Eric, who bonded over their mutual love of the arts and The Bean. This week, we matched Anthony and Meg because of their similarly laidback personalities, dry humor, and love of food. The match:Anthony, a CAS 2010 alum who now works in television. He’s happiest …

Now Kiss: Jenna and Eric’s Blind Date

Welcome back to Now Kiss, NYU Local’s blind date series that helps students find love at a “campus-less” school. Last time, we helped ignite sparks between Graham and Kelly. This week, we brought together two Violets who happen to have a laundry list of interests in common… but will timing keep them apart?The match:Jenna, a Tisch student who loves theater, GIRLS, and her too-cute-for-words cat and dog.Eric, a CAS student, slam poet and …