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Men seeking men: Date these single New York men (May 2012)

Calling all New York men who love bears—we hit Buddies at Nowhere Bar and found plenty of single ursine men seeking men for you to date.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Alex, 24; graphic designer; Long Island City, Queens
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I love double Windsor knots, I hate wet socks, cats make me sneeze, and eating Swedish fish makes me feel like I’m 12 years old.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: alex1@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Grace Chu

Billy, 28, dancer, Philadelphia
Where we found him: Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum
“I’m going to Montana in two months. I have to admit the idea of going there scares me more than any place I’ve ever been. And I’ve been to Israel. Twice.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: billy1@tonypersonals.com.

3/21
Photograph: Michael Alexander

Brian, 40, communications director for cable TV, Gramercy Park
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I wouldn’t mind finding a partner in crime to explore the city inside and out. I’m all about having fun without the drama: museums, bars, restaurants, weird haunts, sports, the outdoors and nerdy road trips. ‘Fiercely loyal,’ ‘passionate’ and ‘genuinely kind’ are phrases that describe me.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: brian1@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Colin, 30, professor, Greenwich Village
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“Laid-back, easygoing. Who’s in?”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: colin@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

David, 30, costume designer, Washington Heights
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I often find myself at bear bars, but I’ve only ever dated skinny guys and I don’t even drink.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: david1@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Fredy, 35; waiter and actor; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I’m a cub dying to find his otter. I’ve been in NYC for 14 years and have had some highs and some lows, but I keep thinking that there is one guy out there who likes me for me, likes to go out and have fun and maybe get a couple of dogs.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: fredy@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Gary, 60; retired; Newfoundland, Canada
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I’m able to carry on a conversation about virtually anything—try me! I should’ve been a talk-show host. I can really get passionate when the talk turns to ’50s and ’60s R&B, foreign films, books—any kind—or passionate younger men!”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: gary@tonypersonals.com.

8/21
Photograph: Michael Alexander

Gernot, 41; manager of procurement and contracts; Hamburg, Germany
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I’m looking for a caring person who likes to have a good time with his partner.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: gernot@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Javi, 34, architectural designer, San Francisco
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“What can I say that hasn’t been said? NYC via SF? It’s been done. I’m a designer with a sense of humor? Perhaps. Butterflies scare me because their flight pattern is unpredictable and erratic? Pretty much.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: javi@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Humberto, 26, social-media manager, Jersey City
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I’m interested in good grammar, long walks on the beach and beard rubbing.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: humberto@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Jena Cumbo

Jeremy, 30; hotel concierge; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Where we found him: Brooklyn Kickball at McCarren Park
“I enjoy going to Atlantic City and listening to talk radio. At least if I die young, I will know what it’s like to live old. What the what?!?”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: jeremy1@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Joe, 22, photographer, Alphabet City
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I’m a food and portrait photographer, and a classy gent. I enjoy being absurd and have the liver of a 300-pound Irish man.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: joe1@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

John, 26; tattoo artist; Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I’ll probably have a partner by the time this comes out. But I don’t need Viagra to keep my erection, so you should message me anyway.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: john1@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

John Paul, 28; creative consultant; Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Where we found him: The Rub at the Bell House
“I’m as moist as a snack cake down there. Seriously though, just another bon vivant who works harder than he plays.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: johnpaul@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Jena Cumbo

Jonathan, 24; sales associate; Cypress Hill, Queens
Where we found him: Brooklyn Kickball at McCarren Park
“I’m single, 24, a Latino of Dominican–Puerto Rican descent, and I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I love listening to salsa and I’m into exercising and staying very healthy. I love walking around the city, sightseeing and meeting new people. Oh, and I’m a fragrance addict!”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: jonathan2@tonypersonals.com.

16/21
Photograph: Michael Alexander

Michael, 25; chef; Park Slope, Brooklyn
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“Slice ’em up, beat ’em up, chop ’em up, eat ’em up. I’m a chef, and whatever they are, they’re delicious.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: michael2@tonypersonals.com.



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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Mitch, 43, prop stylist, Upper West Side
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“The first boy I had a crush on was in my age-seven vacation Bible-school class in Guam.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: mitch@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Robert, 26; interpreter; Bushwick, Brooklyn
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I will go pretty much anywhere for a punk show or good vegetarian food.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: robert@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Rory, 27; artist; Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
"Walking in silence through the healthy woods, pondering questions worthy of the wise and good."
Want to ask him out? E-mail: rory@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Steven, 45, bartender and artist, East Village
Where we found him: Buddies at Nowhere
“I’m kind of a shy, creative type. I’m really into music and old horror movies.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: steven1@tonypersonals.com.

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Photograph: Michael Alexander

Wes, 30, MBA student, Gramercy & Flatiron
Where we found him: The Rub at the Bell House
“I’m a quiet warrior from the South who loves the beautiful faeries of NYC.”
Want to ask him out? E-mail: wes@tonypersonals.com.

We were welcomed into DJ Damian Cote’s bear-friendly weekly shindig, Buddies—full of men seeking men—and left with a few new friends. You should e-mail them for a date. We also found single, gay New York men at the Rub, the Brooklyn Kickball League and Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum for you to ask out. Good luck!

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