Monday, November 16, 2009

Celebrating 2ChicksINC At Cellar Bar

Thursday night, I headed over to the swanky Cellar Bar at NYC’s Bryant Park Hotel for a tweetup organized by social media maven and dating blogger Simone Grant.

Cellar Bar: The cavernous, candlelit space is long on ambience and service

Celebrating the launch of new website 2ChicksInc, the gathering attracted about 35 Twitterers and gave me the opportunity to finally meet in person some of my favorite fellow bloggers. In addition to Simone, I chatted with The Lost Plum, Under-Employed Girl and Tomfoolery, as well as Yahoo dating columnist and author Andrea Syrtash.

I ended up spending most of the night talking to Peter, a charming IT systems designer with a penchant for helping bloggers revamp their sites in his spare time. Born in Germany and now living in Utah, Peter shared his take on the differences between U.S. and European dating. Dating abroad, he said, is an easy, organic process.

“Here, it’s like a job interview,” he observed.

An especially tough job, no doubt, when you’re residing in Mormon country where most folks marry young. I assured him he’ll find a completely different -- and, of course, much more populated -- singles scene when he moves here for a three-month stint.

Who knows? Maybe I can help show him the ropes.

1 comment:

Tamar said...

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I just received it myself today and you forward it along to other bloggers. I'm a single 30-something-year old living in nyc - with cats! So obviously your blog resonates with me!