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The Princeton Club and Penn Club’s Young Alumni Committees present Finding Love on Club Row.
Join fellow Inter-Club Young Alumni for this two part event featuring drinks, snacks, and new friends in New York City.
), and found myself in the restaurant of the Hyatt Union Square.
Inside, it looked more or less like a restaurant preparing itself for regular dinner service (dim lighting, candlelit tables), rather than the morose, clinical vision I had concocted of name tags, clipboards, and other trappings of business conferences.
The event, hosted by London-based dating app Loveflutter, is pushing its #Say No To Shallow campaign to showcase personality over appearance.
The company threw a similar stunt in London last July, where singles decorated their bags with doodles and 140-character fun facts about themselves.
Users make a snap judgment based on someone’s profile shot, and in Tinder’s case they swipe them to the right or the left as they deem them hot or not.
But participants had such a blast hooking up at Loveflutter’s anti-Tinder party that the hosts are bringing it across the pond, beginning with NYC — and not a minute too soon, say singles.
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