Now Kiss: Joe And Annie’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 Frances and Jeff, who happened met sans pants before their date. This week, we brought together Joe and Annie, two former English majors.

The match: 

Joe, a junior in Gallatin, is a sports writer, a foodie, and a native New Yorker. He hugged a beluga whale once.

Annie, a junior in Steinhardt, is an avid reader, a J. Crew- and pearls-clad lady, and may one day be a Real Housewife of D.C.

The date: Dinner at Bodhi Tree (58 Third Avenue).

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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 rap name is Carrot Styx.

Jeff, a sophomore in Tisch, is a musician who loves B-rated movies. John Cusack would play him on the big screen Read more…


Now Kiss: Kelly and Ethan’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 brought together pop culture junkies Fernando and Thomas, who walked away from their date with mixed impressions. This week, we matched up Kelly and Ethan based on their shared interests in writing and equally hilarious blind date applications. 

The match:

Kelly, a CAS sophomore, is a writer, avid tweeter, and future cat lady. When she was little, she fed a squid to a dolphin, but she’s currently a vegan.

Ethan, a Tisch sophomore, is a fan of the outdoors, jokes, and drawing. He describes himself as Chevy Chase meets Rowan Atkinson meets Oscar the Grouch.

The date: Coffee at The Bean on East 12th & Broadway.

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Now Kiss: Fernando and Thomas’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 brought together film buffs Heather and Noah, whose evening took a quick turn for the worse. This week, we matched up Fernando and Thomas and hoped for a more successful date.

The match: 

Fernando, a Gallatin junior, is an INTJ (read: independent, analytical, reserved) and cat person whose ideal husband is Frank Ocean.

Thomas, a Stern sophomore, grew up in France, is trilingual, and is utterly devoted to the Kardashians. “I have an iPhone cover with a picture of Kim crying, and on Sunday when a new episode airs, it’s Kardashian day, so we only write with Ks and instead of Cs,” he said.

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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 eternity on the Internet?

To date, 123 brave NYU students have taken the plunge and signed up for blind dates. Here’s how it works: students fill out an application about themselves (here) and the type of person they’d like to meet. When a suitable match comes in, we set them up on a date. After the date, we collect the juicy details and publish them for your entertainment. After a semester and a half of receiving applications, we’ve found some intriguing data about the dating scene at NYU.

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Now Kiss: Heather And Noah’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 hopeful sweethearts Max and Cristina. This week, we brought together Heather and Noah, two film buffs, to bond over their shared creative interests.

The match:

Heather, a Gallatin sophomore, is a dog lover and says shares a sense of humor with Beatrice in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Noah, a Tisch super-senior, is an aspiring writer/director and calls himself “basically Woody Allen — very awkward and Jewish.”

The date: Dinner at Tortaria, a Mexican sandwich shop and tequila bar on University & 12th.

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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 propose with his great-grandma’s engagement ring.

Cristina, a Steinhardt junior and foodie with a big personality. Penélope Cruz would play her in a movie.

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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, aren’t they?

The match:

Nick is a junior in Gallatin. He’s a nice Jewish boy who thrives on good conversation and likes film and TV.

Nora is a sophomore in Tisch. She’s a musical theater junkie from the middle of nowhere. She’d like to join the Peace Corps.

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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 with our column Now Kiss. Armed with a batch of Cupid’s arrows, we want to set you up with another NYU student on a blind date. Here’s how it works:

  1. Tell us about yourself and your ideal match here.
  2. We match you with another Violet looking for love. You’ll receive an email detailing when and where to meet your date.
  3. Enjoy your blind date!
  4. Report back with all the juicy details.
  5. We feature you in the next edition of Now Kiss.

Past issues include the adventures of slam poet Eric and Tischie Jenna. What about the adorable freshman couple of Graham and Kelly? Definitely not the misfire between gentleman stoner Chris and scruff-lover Julia.  Best-case scenario, you find the love of your life, showcase nauseating PDA on Facebook, and invite us to your wedding five years from now. Worst-case scenario, you make awkward small chat for two hours and walk away with a fun story. What are you waiting for?

 


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 hanging out in low-key settings with friends and says he would be played by Woody Allen.

Meg, a CAS sophomore, is a journalist who likes food trucks, dogs, and Allen Ginsberg.

The date:

Dinner at Bodhi Tree, a Greenwich Village Thai restaurant. Let’s see how the date went after the jump.  

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