Find a date in NYC: New York singles found at dating events

We scouted out the New York singles at dating websites Strange Angels and Match.com’s offline events. Ask them out over e-mail and go out on a date in NYC.

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MCs Jonah Spear and Charlie Nox at Strange Angels event at Public Assembly, helping New Yorkers relax and find a date in NYC.

MCs Jonah Spear and Charlie Nox at Strange Angels event at Public Assembly, helping New Yorkers relax and find a date in NYC. Photograph: Francine Daveta

Strange Angels event at Public Assembly, September 23, 2012


Roughly 80 singles looking for a date in NYC flocked to Williamsburg on a Sunday evening for the inaugural live event by dating site Strange Angels (strangeangels.com), an online community that encourages friends, family or Good Samaritans to help members make connections. Minglers wore name tags color-coded to their relationship status—in addition to singles, a select number of matchmakers were invited to help organize and encourage conversation—and MCs Jonah Spear and Charlie Nox helped break the ice with games, skits and by reading aloud secrets that event-goers had placed in an anonymous confessional box.


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  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Bex, 26, fashion stylist, Chelsea
    Woman seeking men
    “Running and biking are my preferred methods of transportation. A magical Saturday night involves ample twirling under myriad disco balls, gazing at pretty lights through 3-D glasses and canoodling in chinchillas at sunrise. I challenge you to a thrift-store fashion show walk-off.”
    Want to ask her out? E-mail bex@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Blaine, 28; “graphic design demigod” (manager of a graphic-design department); Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    Man seeking women
    “I can cook, I can do field surgery, and I like dinosaurs and bourbon (sometimes all at once). I’m pretty drunk right now. Whales are pretty cool. I can do a pretty good Tom Waits impersonation. Jesus; what else do you want from me?”
    Want to ask him out? E-mail blaine@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    David, 25, founder of Burke Software and Consulting LLC, Harlem
    Man seeking women
    “At work I support child labor by doing IT support for schools that have work-study programs. At play, I fail at yoga. I succeed at homemade pizzas.”
    Want to ask him out? E-mail david5@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Elizabeth, 39; seamstress and milliner; Astoria, Queens
    Woman seeking men
    “I specialize in making hats for theaters and private clients. Recently, while consulting with a friend who is in the neoburlesque scene, I realized that pasties are just tiny hats, and thus, my company, Chapeau Du Sein, was born. Oh, and also, I make beer. Yup. Beer and pasties.”
    Want to ask her out? E-mail elizabeth@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Emily, 33; photographer, writer and wellness maven; Jackson Heights, Queens
    Woman seeking men
    “I can hop on one foot holding a pint glass full of water and not spill it.”
    Want to ask her out? E-mail emily1@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Jessica, 40; film and video editor, medical massage therapist and ayurvedic nutritionist; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    Woman seeking men
    “I am from the West Coast and laid-back. I love Hawaii, surfing and traveling—I go somewhere new every year. I’m goofy, funny and chilled. I am also licensed in medical massage and ayurvedic nutrition. I try to lead a balanced life.”
    Want to ask her out? E-mail jessica2@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Jolly, 28; hacker, photographer, speaker, nomad; Financial District
    Man seeking women
    “Every weekend, I find the most interesting place in the U.S. to be. In the past two months, I’ve jumped off bridges in Portland for the World Domination Summit, traded soul mates at Burning Man and learned how to be a caveman in Boston at the Ancestral Health Symposium. But last Friday, I flew to Chicago for a day to visit my family (and my teddy bear, Softy).”
    Want to ask him out? E-mail jolly@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Karen, 45; writer and attorney; East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    Woman seeking men
    “I hate online dating, but I won’t hold it against you. At least until we meet.”
    Want to ask her out? E-mail karen@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Margot, 26, graphic artist, Chelsea
    Woman seeking men
    “In the last month, I returned from Burning Man, where I traded soul mates and danced on a shark car through the desert, participated in Fashion Week and celebrated Rosh Hashanah with friends. Yesterday, I enjoyed the outdoors by walking 150 blocks, exploring the city on a mission for all things pumpkin!”
    Want to ask her out? E-mail margot@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Mattie, 24; social media coordinator and photographer; Long Island City, Queens
    Woman seeking men
    “I’m an outgoing and happy-go-lucky person. I love exploring the city and have so many interests that I’m happy to learn about yours. I’m a confident person—an optimist, really—that likes to meet new people and experience new things (that’s not code or sexual innuendo). I also love animals and I’m a carnivore.”
    Want to ask her out? E-mail mattie@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Micah, 24; founder and creative director of a multidisciplinary design studio, volunteer with Strange Angels; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    Man seeking women
    “Tonight you can find me eating at my favorite udon shop, Samurai Mama. Tomorrow I’m taking sailing lessons on the Hudson on a 24-foot racing boat (I’m still learning…). And this weekend I was thinking about going to see the Connecticut countryside because it’s beautiful around this time—but instead I’m planning a last-minute picnic and bike adventure through the park with a friend. It will probably start with a dance-off and end with a nap under a big tree. I’m an experienced explorer of foreign lands. One time I flew over northwest South Africa in an ultralight aircraft, taking aerial photography of the landscape. Being spontaneous is fun, but I keep a schedule, too.”
    Want to ask him out? E-mail micah@tonypersonals.com

  • Photograph: Francine Daveta

    Paul, 32, business systems analyst, Lower East Side
    Man seeking women
    “In college, I was able to associate with many groups that would normally be opposed to each other. I have learned that it is vitally important for all people to become aware of the things that we all share. Under all the vitriol, we are more alike than we realize. With this, I hope that more women in New York will regard me as a potential match and be more open-minded towards me.”
    Want to ask him out? E-mail paul3@tonypersonals.com

Photograph: Francine Daveta

Bex, 26, fashion stylist, Chelsea
Woman seeking men
“Running and biking are my preferred methods of transportation. A magical Saturday night involves ample twirling under myriad disco balls, gazing at pretty lights through 3-D glasses and canoodling in chinchillas at sunrise. I challenge you to a thrift-store fashion show walk-off.”
Want to ask her out? E-mail bex@tonypersonals.com

  1. Strange Angels event at Public Assembly
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