Of hardball machine politics, not milkshakes with two straws.
When a Chicagoan hears about a meat market, they may just expect a nice slab of ribs. And this quest is at the heart of Curious Citizen Yvette Ambert’s question: How is the dating scene in Chicago?
I’ve done enough self-reflection (read: therapy) to realize that I’m often the problem, the one who’s foregone intimacy for shinier and shinier objects. But now that I feel like I’m ready for something real, it seems like the only guys left in this town are perma-noncommittal, seriously disturbed, or so young they treat a visit to my apartment like an anthropological field trip into the lair of an older woman. So I accepted the assignment and decided I would try Tinder, Bumble, real-life pickups — anything in search of a good date.. No offense, men of Eastern North Carolina, but dating is scary enough without the possibility of being alone with a guy who shoots two rifles off his hips at the same time.
To be in constant chase is exhausting, and to repeat it, at ’s behest, every 48 to 72 hours in six very different U. I’d estimate that 85 percent of the profiles I saw, with my radius set at 30 miles around New Bern, featured guns, military uniforms (there are two bases nearby), Confederate flags, mentions of God, or all of the above.
That’s the feeling that rises up in my throat whenever anyone asks me the totally non-condescending question of why I’m still single, which I’ve answered so many times in so many tones (“Just haven't met the right guy, I guess! There was the guy who kept taking calls from a number he’d labeled “Happy Happy Fun Time,” which turned out to be his drug dealer.
I've met guys in bars, at parties, while snowboarding, through friends, and online via Ok Cupid, Match, Tinder, Hinge, Happn, Bumble, The League, How About We, Coffee Meets Bagel, and even Nerve.com, a site for “literary smut” that hosted online personals in that early-aughts dark age before smartphones.
$89 public, $59 members A fun night of dates, drinks and dancing... With up to 200 Sydney singles, it's the only event to be at to wave goodbye to winter!
1st Release tix , 2nd release public, members A night out in a funky bar..dates thrown in!
You told us about first dates at hot dog stands, and you told stories about falling in love at Chicago landmarks like the Billy Goat or a Neo-Futurists performance.
We heard your horror stories, proposal stories, and stories about Cubs and Cardinals fans trying their best to make a marriage work.
public, members A night out in a funky bar..dates thrown in!
Date your matches face-to-face, then chat with everyone from the night! As the current Guinness World Record holder for the Biggest Blind Date, held at the Sydney Opera House in summer, we know a lot about how to get people together on matched dates.
We also interrupted dates at bars on the North and South Sides. Tales from men and women, straight people and gay people, and daters of all ages.