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 AlexanderAlex, 24; graphic designer; Long Island City, QueensWhere 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. MOUSE OVER THE IMAGE AND CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE THE NEXT SINGLE
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2/21
Photograph: Grace ChuBilly, 28, dancer, PhiladelphiaWhere 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.
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3/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderBrian, 40, communications director for cable TV, Gramercy ParkWhere 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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4/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderColin, 30, professor, Greenwich VillageWhere 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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5/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderDavid, 30, costume designer, Washington HeightsWhere 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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6/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderFredy, 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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7/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderGary, 60; retired; Newfoundland, CanadaWhere 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.
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8/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderGernot, 41; manager of procurement and contracts; Hamburg, GermanyWhere 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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9/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderJavi, 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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10/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderHumberto, 26, social-media manager, Jersey CityWhere 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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11/21
Photograph: Jena CumboJeremy, 30; hotel concierge; Williamsburg, BrooklynWhere 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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12/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderJoe, 22, photographer, Alphabet CityWhere 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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13/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderJohn, 26; tattoo artist; Bedford-Stuyvesant, BrooklynWhere 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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14/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderJohn Paul, 28; creative consultant; Greenpoint, BrooklynWhere 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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15/21
Photograph: Jena CumboJonathan, 24; sales associate; Cypress Hill, QueensWhere 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.
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16/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderMichael, 25; chef; Park Slope, BrooklynWhere 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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17/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderMitch, 43, prop stylist, Upper West SideWhere 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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18/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderRobert, 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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19/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderRory, 27; artist; Bedford-Stuyvesant, BrooklynWhere 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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20/21
Photograph: Michael AlexanderSteven, 45, bartender and artist, East VillageWhere 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 AlexanderWes, 30, MBA student, Gramercy & FlatironWhere 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.
By Sloan Rollins |
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