Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Hipster" Dating In Brooklyn

Looking for love? Got five minutes and some Ray Ban wayfarers?  Speed dating, a party where groups of people have micro-dates over the course of an evening in a sort of amorous musical chairs is being rebranded as a younger, hipper alternative to online dating.  In Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, an event called "The Internet Killed Your Social Skills" is drawing crowds every first Thursday of the month, filling a bar with a sea of 20-somethings in fedoras.  Julia Segal, 25, founded the event, nicknamed "hipster speed dating," as a way to polish up the dating skills that online dating and social networking sites, such as Facebook, have helped to obliterate.  Since it began six months ago, the event has gained enough momentum to warrant a second night. Soon hipster speed dating will come to nearby Park Slope- Ryan McClendon

Park Slope…really? I thought Park Slope was filled with pretentious married yuppies with children.  Who knew?  

More dating opportunities after the jump…


  1. Wow.. Really cool. I am going to have to check this one out!!

  2. The internet improved my social skills *gulp*.

  3. LOL AB :-D

    That sounds great IC,

    Let us all know how it turns out!

  4. Ughhh hipsters....can't stand them. My friend dated one, pretended to be all cool with interracial dating but turned out to be a poser. I'm weary of them to be honest. And seriously, Park Slope is married yuppies heaven. I know because all my married yuppie friends live there.

  5. Keep blogging! Do you have anymore articles similar to this?