We're hearing some pretty incredible stories from the unfortunately named Brooklyn "Meatup" parties: apparently, if you attend these legendary singles parties, you WILL have sex. You've been warned!-
Some people go to parties for the scene, the vibe, and the crowd. Others just want to have sex. The founders of the "Meatup" series recognize this, and have done the city of New York a great favor by putting all these sexually starved people in one room together. The most recent event, held at The Bell House, was a Valentine's Day Pajama party, ostensibly to save participants the embarrassment of a walk of shame the next morning.
The event starts out with a round of speed dating, and then a very short courtship period which might include a very public guy-on-girl lapdance. From there, it's sort of a free-for-all of making out and hooking up.
A word of advice: find your partner fast. Otherwise, a terrifying enormous bunny might wordlessly force you into a dark tent for seven minutes with a person of its' (?) choosing. No, really.
Obviously, like everything in this city, the event works better if you're a guy due to the sheer volume of women. This means that even your average, goofy looking guy in an "Ithaca Is Gorges" shirt will probably walk home with a a really hot girl. That having been said, if you're a particularly attractive girl, there's a good chance you'll walk away with two dates, like one lucky girl did at last week's party.
We haven't actually attended a Meatup, so we can't personally vouch for a success rate, but Andy Campbell from The Brooklyn Paper was so won over, he titled his write-up "A party so good, even our columnist hooked up."
I guess there are two kinds of people in this world: The romantics, who spend time thinking of clever dates, and those who just want to cut to the chase. Hey, it takes all sorts, right?
[All images by Sam Horine for MetroMix]