2477 18th Street, NW
I was at Songbyrd for the Leif Vollebekk show and met a handsome man with a great smile. We chatted before the show and had a great time the whole show. I didn’t get his number before everyone made a mass exit at the end. We were standing toward the left and sang every song. Thanks!
– brown-haired girl with glasses just trying”
Ed. Note: If this is you – please email [email protected] and I’ll connect you with OP.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Elvert Barnes
“I was on the Metro today (Weds., 11/20 @ 7:05 pm) and locked eyes with a very handsome guy. I got on the Metro around 7 pm at Dupont and he was looking at me through the train window as I entered the train. When I entered the train, I ended up sitting near him, but not right next to him. Again, we locked eyes. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur
There have been some recent RRRRs in which people have asked about others’ experiences with online dating platforms… any chance you might be willing to do a PoPville thread on the topic?”
1348 Florida Ave, NW
From an email:
“Franklin Hall, Tin Shop’s American beer hall located in the historic Manhattan Laundry building near the bustling 14th Street corridor host “Pitch a Friend,” a dating competition in partnership with Dogfish Head brewery on Friday June 21 at 8pm. “Pitch a Friend” is modeled off the show “Shark Tank,” but for singles rather than start-ups. Presenters will pitch their single friends to the crowd, followed by a Q&A and mingling with pitchees. Read More
I’m hosting an event in partnership with The Passenger that I think your readers might be interested in. It’s a trial run of a speed dating event being held at Hex [“Craft cocktails and small bites with an intimate, offbeat atmosphere.“], the new bar above The Passenger that opened a week ago. I got tired of paying $35 a pop to attend speed dating events and decided to try hosting one myself. Was lucky enough to get an awesome bar to partner with!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish
My single friends and I have been on the hunt for a bar where there’s the possibility of meeting someone for a while now, and have been failing miserably. I blame the apps (which I’m on) but I miss the bar scene pre-apps! From being on dating apps, I know there are supposedly plenty of single people in this city in my age range (early 30’s) hoping to meet someone, but do they not go out except for when they set up dates?! From our experience, the bars are essentially filled with couples/people on dates or groups of friends who are not looking to talk to anyone except who they came with. Are we just not going to the right places? Do any bars have a singles night? (If not, and any of them are reading this… can they start?) Any recs would be greatly appreciated!”
I reached out to this guy after he swiped right to say hi, and this is what he said. This guy apparently goes around thinking he’s kind and considerate, blessing fat women by telling them they’re fat. Um, we already know, and he can go to hell carrying his tape measure and scale.
I thought I was the only one this happens to, so thanks for posting the original one yesterday.”
After matching on Bumble, we exchanged some messages and he informed me that he had a lot going on and didn’t have a lot of time to meet up. I asked in return why he was on a dating app if he didn’t have time to meet up. This inquiry unleashed a tirade of personal attacks on me and my weight, including the message you see attached here. He went on to say that he was obviously way out of my league but he decided to give me a chance because he’s a “humble” guy and I seemed like a smart girl. What a charmer! Read More