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Learning How to Game Tinder at the Museum of Mathematics

(Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen)

(Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen)

New York City is known for its assortment of quirky and oddly specific museums, whether it’s gems like the Morbid Anatomy Museum, the cabinet of curiosities that is the City Reliquary, or the sheer weirdness of the Torah Animal World (a collection of taxidermied critters from the Old Testament, all lovingly arranged in a Hasidic rabbi’s home). And yet, somehow, until a friend invited me to “an evening of mathemagical mystique,” I had never heard of the Museum of Mathematics. Even though it’s billed as “the coolest thing that ever happened to math!”

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How Kate Bolick Got Off the Conveyor Belt and Embraced Spinsterism

(Photo: Willy Somma)

(Photo: Willy Somma)

In 2011, Kate Bolick touched off a heated debate with her confessional Atlantic article “All the Single Ladies,” which described her experience breaking up with her “loyal, kind” boyfriend of three years, assuming someone new would come along, only to find herself still unattached at 39 and dealing with the stigma and fears that come with singledom. Her first book, Spinster, tells the story of what happened when she embraced being single. It interweaves her personal life with historical context brought to life by five single ladies who were reveling in their independence long before Beyonce wrote the anthem.
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Would You Pay $2,000 a Month For an ‘Online-Dating Concierge’?

(Photo courtesy of Anthony Recenello)

(Photo courtesy of Anthony Recenello)

You’d think meeting someone is easier than ever in this age of swiping, but a new startup wants you to pay $2,000 per month to outsource your online dating. And some New Yorkers are actually doing it.
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This Tinder Alternative Will Score You a Date With a ‘Gentleman,’ No Questions Asked

dapper5Sure, Tinder makes hooking up as easy as swiping right, but you still have to, like, message people and – ew – get to know them on some level before you go on that first date. What if, like, you could arrange to meet that totally buff guy you got matched to without even having to put down your P-Spice Latte to type some annoying getting-to-know-you stuff into your phone?

That’s the idea behind Dapper, a new matchmaking app that arranges dates at Manhattan nightspots in three easy steps, and then treats you to a “free” drink at them.
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