Lauren Urasek was featured in the 2014 New York Magazine piece, "Meet the 4 Most Desired People in New York (According to OKCupid)." This post is an excerpt from her new book, Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating from the Most Popular Girl in New York City.
A recent edition of Vows, the wedding-announcements section of the New York Times, featured a sadly familiar fact about modern dating: the groom wooed his now-wife with a fib.
In an effort to figure out what would make his profile stand out, Scott Birnbaum created multiple profiles on and finally zeroed in on what had been holding him back: his five-foot-five height.
"They just don't work.""Put a monkey on your head," he said.
It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.
(My friend Jeremy almost started a Tumblr that would solely contain Internet-dating photos of people at Machu Picchu, because this trend is actually getting quite comical and out of hand.) Anyway, my date, Josh, looked good, and after chatting with him via text, he seemed intelligent to boot.