Wed Mar 11 2009
EHarmony, eSchmarmony. Here are four real-life, in-person ways to meet your match.
Tall Singles Night
If you want to see eye to eye with your partner, check out this speed-dating affair, which has a height requirement—ensuring you won't look down on your date. Vertically gifted women (5'7" and up) and men (6'0" and up) will go on up to 25 dates in one evening. Tonic, 411 Third Ave at 29th St (onspeeddating.com). Subway: 6 to 28th St. Mon 16 at 7:30pm, $25. Use promocode "timeout" for $5 off.
Singles Pub Crawl
Join other partygoing singles as you check out some of the city's bars, lounges and clubs—designated driver included. The price includes all covers, no lines, interactive icebreaker games, round-trip bus transportation, prizes, drink specials and more. It's a great way to get your love life moving. Crocodile Lounge, 325 E 14th St between First and Second Aves (meetmarketadventures.com). Subway: L to First Ave. Sat 14 at 7:30pm, $30. Reservation required.
Speed Dating for Ivy Leaguers
Finding someone to hold an intelligent conversation with should be a cinch at this singles soiree, where you can be sure everyone attending has something (smart) to say. Go on multiple dates with other Ivy Leaguers and unattached New Yorkers with advanced degrees to see if you can create some chemistry. The Cupping Room, 359 West Broadway at Broome St (nyeasydates.com). Subway: A, C, E to Canal St. Sun 15 7:30--9:30pm, $39.
Singles Intro to Fencing
Your knight in shining armor might be just a sword fight away. The Martinez Academy of Arms teaches you the art of fencing as you prepare for a serious encounter. So put on your comfortable clothes and sneakers and get ready for a duel. En garde! Ripley Greer Studios, 520 Eighth Ave between 36th and 37th Sts, 16th floor (meetmarketadventures.com). Sun 15 at 1:45pm, $50. Reservations required.