Here in NYC we are battening down the hatches as an historic blizzard approaches. If you’d like to nerd out to the snowfall potential and how many inches we need for it to break records, we recommend the data blog FiveThirtyEight. (The number some of us are rooting to surpass, and others dreading, is 26.9 inches).
While headlines about the total snowfall, travel delays and emptying supermarkets have been common, one unusual storm-related headline in particular caught our attention from Business Insider:
New Yorkers Are Flocking To Craigslist To Find ‘Blizzard Boyfriends’ And Girlfriends
It seems like some New Yorkers, faced with the prospect of days snowed in by themselves, have made a move to quickly find a romantic partner to shack up with and endure the snowstorm. The article highlights a number of ads on Craigslist and we imagine similar behavior is lighting up dating services across New York now.
We’ve written before about time-pressure, bad judgment and online dating in relation to Tinder, but finding a date to spend the night (nights?) alone with you on such short notice, surely pushes the limits of even a typical Tinder hook-up.
Our opinion on this topic is well known, but what about you? Are “blizzard boyfriends” and girlfriends a natural antidote to the loneliness of an incoming city blizzard, or a reckless rolling of the dice? Let us know your opinion in the comments.
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