Hudson Station is not The Jane Hotel, where the Social Concierge mixer was held, and that was both good and bad. " I didn’t need the card because Tim and I started chatting immediately. Guys were coming up and bullshitting, busting ass and just being really fun to talk to.Bad: It smelled like a urinal cake and my wine came in a plastic cup. Although not my usual type, he was nice to talk to and easy to look at; when he stepped away, I moved on. My new besties and I even paid to have the psychic, Maria Pirone, tell us our futures.We sat, talked, totally flirted and exchanged numbers… (It was a totally first-date appropriate no-tongue short kiss and I’m not just saying that because my mom is going to read this.) Alas, after texting a bit with Tim the following day, I decided he and I saw life too differently for us to get along. Tim, if you’re still single, I’ll vouch for you, buddy; Girls, Tim is a pretty good kisser! I was sure my "picker," as "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger calls it, would be completely on point. “This seems like a high school dance —guys on one side, girls on the other,” I quipped. This was a new experience for my pack of sisters and we all swapped our we-can-laugh-at-that-now dating stories. Then, the Jersey gentleman offered to split the bill and go Dutch with his date. At the door, we were given a card with ice breakers with questions for the ladies to ask the guys. If you can't think of anything to say, you could walk up to one of the men and ask a question like, "What is a Class C fire?The first thing I did when I arrived at Hudson Station, 440 9th Ave., Manhattan, at 8 p.m. One story of a bad Garden State date had me practically crying from laughter. I didn't see any tacos at this party, but wait staff passed trays of appetizers like quesadillas and (one of my favorites) boneless wing bites. " or "Which of these isn't a legit movie about firefighters?On Speed Dating was the first US dating service to offer themed speed dating and categorize participants by something other than age and location.
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The party was open to all women in their 20s, 30s and 40s (for online, at the door), but the men had to be either active or retired firefighters, paramedics, fire EMS or search and rescue. The day of the party, I wasn't really feeling myself and my insecurities nibbled at me like Twitter troll in front of a dangling Selina Gomez bikini pic, but a few texts with my mom and the quick train ride to the Garment District eased my nerves.
Plus, I already had a singles mixer under my belt and I vowed to relax and just have fun at the next one. Once I realized there was a second bar downstairs (away from the DJ and crowds), I descended into air conditioning and drank my wine from an appropriate big girl cup.