Ahh, the online dating scene! There’s nothing quite like it. Each of us showing our best side, the wittiest lines and a carefully curated collection of pictures. But what if we had the chance to write what we actually mean to say? We explored what eight Tinder profiles of young arts professionals would look like:
My collection of Playbills is the most treasured thing in my life. You will always come second. If you don’t want to go to three or four theater performances a week, we’ll be able to hang out on Sundays. Yes, Sundays, there’s no performances that day. Actually, I’m lying, we’ll probably end up going to a friend’s play they are workshopping.
In development. Not buildings. Fundraising. For art projects. If you don’t know what art is, swipe left.
Love: Galleries, Exhibition Openings, Chelsea on a Thursday night, studio visits
Hate: Chelsea on a Thursday night, red wine at openings, Jeff Koons
You: look somewhat respectable and don’t mind gallery hopping
😍 🎟 🎭 🎨 🎬 🎹 🎻 😍
Former dancer, now into yoga. Never miss a dance performance at BAM or The Joyce. And no, “BAM” is not a funny exclamation but an actual arts institution. I don’t mind if you have two left feet, as long as those feet don’t mind sitting through multiple dance performances.
Books, operas, classical music, the Met (both of them). Currently re-discovering Russian literature. Are you the Anna Karenina to my Count Vronsky?
I probably don’t have time for you. I work full-time in the arts, volunteer, have a side arts project and like nerdy conversations about the latest Ivo van Hove production. I will travel across boroughs for awesome arts events and performances. Most likely not for a date though.
Dinners are great. Museums are better. I read every single label at an exhibition. If there are mistakes, I will point them out. I might also end up lecturing you about Caravaggio’s brush strokes and use of light.
Do these sound familiar? We thought as much. Now off you go into the NYC dating scene to find that unicorn who won’t be put off by any of the above - good luck!