“The truth is, covering someone’s face with a paper bag is probably less effective than just dimming the lights,” says Roth.
“You go hang out with one girl, but the whole time you’re wondering if the other hot girl in the corner is watching you,” admits Ben Roth, 25, from Midwood.
“I’m not proud of it, but it happens.” Amber Soletti, who spent four years looking for love in the city, agrees.
City singles are so frustrated with the local meet market that offbeat speed-dating parties are actually starting to look pretty good.
Take Tauren Hagans, 40, from Kingsbridge, who had one skeevy suitor who she met online stand her up on what would have been their first date. “I started getting texts from his girlfriend telling me I was a homewrecker, and ‘BTW, he has herpes,’ ” gasps Hagans, who didn’t know he was half of a couple. But we all want to be loved, so you just keep on trying.” While Hagans admits she’s had the wool pulled over her eyes by potential suitors, she’s never put a bag over her head.
Divorces, separations and the loss of loved ones can leave us feeling unsure of how to proceed and questioning whether we should at all.