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Standing at 6 feet herself, the 25-year-old had long scoured the online dating scene for a man with above-average height and substance to match. “In my mind, I’d created my Prince Charming who was tall, perfect, well-built and went to Harvard,” admits the advertising and marketing executive, who declined to give her last name.
But after making the trek from her Upper West Side apartment to a West Village restaurant, reality sank in.
Before the event began, Frank offered some suggested icebreakers, like “most ridiculous thing you’ve done due to sleep deprivation” and “I knew I was a mom when . .” But from the sound of the din, the attendees weren’t having any trouble breaking the ice.
And judging from how genuinely pleased the women all seemed to be meeting each other, if romantic dating in New York were this easy, there would be no problem.
“I had a couple of requirements for my mom friends,” says Frank.
“Online dating has become a contact sport — the more people you contact, the more people you’re able to meet,” Friedman laments. [With] video, you’re able to reach out to more people in a quicker and cheaper fashion.” That bodes well for Mike, a Midtown resident and View N Me user who estimates he’s gone on more than 100 dates in the past two years.
With video, there’s no way to BS.” Still, a first date via video comes with challenges.
“It feels a little funny, at first, to be dating from your kitchen table,” admits Allyson, now a View N Me user.
The event, which was held in the confines of a cavernous bar downtown, had a surprisingly large turnout. " I looked at my name tag, which was peeling off already, as if it knew that the "T" written on it was all some horrible lie. That, and never buy knives from that dude from high school.
I happened to be one of the first guys to register with the organizer, and I took the opportunity to grab a beer and watch the men herd into line to register like cattle to the slaughter. " the organizer asked one man, who responded with a nervous chuckle. To be blunt, most of the men on either side (including me) were average-looking -- sometimes aggressively so.