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Bookish New York men, we've got a dating deal just for you

By Tiffany Gibert

Gentlemen, there are still a bunch of spots left for you to meet literature-loving gals at Housing Works Bookstore's Literary Speed Dating. So what are you waiting for, a discount? Oh, right, we have one! But first, can you name 10 or more New York authors off the top of your head? Are you a New York author? Did you know John Darnielle’s Wolf in White Van has been nominated for a National Book Award? Do you go to the Franklin Park Reading Series every month? Then we have one more question: Why haven’t you already bought a ticket for I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating? It’s coming up on Thursday, October 16, and is your perfect chance to get to know all the brilliant women you’ve seen in the city's bookstores—the women's tickets sold out in a flash. So stop procrastinating and use code WOOLF (like the author, not the animal) for $2 off the $15 ticket. Note, glasses are not required...though sometimes they help.

At this collaboration with CoverSpy (a website that shares what people are reading around the city), you'll be paired up based on your favorite book and current read, and will go on ten six-minute dates, followed by some bookstore mingling. Plus, to ease the conversation and inappropriate Moby-Dick jokes, tickets include one drink (beer or wine).

And if books aren’t really your thing, but you are looking for love (or just a fun night out), sign up for Time Out’s weekly “Undateables” feature, which also has a serious lack of guys-looking-for-girls. Check out some of the sweet stories (like this one and this one) from people who claimed to be undateable, and email to be paired up. We know all the strong, smart women in New York are intimidating, fellows, but don't let that stop you!


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