Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Subway Romance At The End of the Line

One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard for men living in New York City: "Ignore the urge to talk to the gorgeous blonde passing you on the street; there are 30 more right behind her."

Sometimes a little old-fashion romance, with the optional combination of modern-day digital technology, buds in the cynical streets of New York City, but it doesn't always bloom.

By Belinda Goldsmith Tue Jul 29, 7:21 AM ET

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A modern-day love story of a man spotting the girl of his dreams across a New York subway train and tracking her down over the Internet has failed to have a fairytale ending with the relationship over.

For Web designer Patrick Moberg, then 21, from Brooklyn, it was love at first sight when he spotted a woman on a Manhattan train last November. But he lost her in the crowd so he set up a website with a sketch to find her -- www.nygirlofmydreams.com.

Unbelievably in a city of 8 million people, it only took Moberg 48 hours to track down the woman, with his phone ringing non-stop and email box overflowing as usually cynical New Yorkers took sympathy on the subway Romeo and joined his hunt.
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I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

I liked this story even if it didn't work out b/c it reminded me of two of my favorite NYC movies "On the Town" and "The Clock" with Judy Garland.

Anonymous said...

The drawing on that website is kind of juvenile, but funny.

For me, I get all nervous and not sure how and if I should approach the girl. May be I should just take the chance and be a gentleman? What if I get reject and being laugh at? Eh, got to have thick skin.

May be I should say, "Ey, how you doin'?"

KJS said...

I say, go for it. What do you have to lose? If she does reject you, it's not like you're going to see her again ... ever ... or that often. ;)

Or you can just always wonder "what if" for the rest of your life ...

"Ey, how you doin'?" only works on girls with great senses of humor, who can appreciate corny pick-up lines.

KJS said...

P.S. I have never seen "On the Town" and "The Clock" ... but will add them to my Netflix queue!