If you're a New York 'mo and you find yourself heartily applauding this guy (at least until his thesis goes all agnostic at the end), then read no further.
But if you're like me – a young-ish professional looking for more ways to meet quality guys in low-pressure settings, and without DJs whose main goal seems to be wreaking permanent damage on your central nervous system – then listen up:
In November, I attended the launch of the Adam New York social network, which was founded by a pleasant young Brit named David Marrinan-Hayes. There is an online component to Adam at the soon-to-be upgraded website, but there are also monthly real-world get-togethers for those of us who can sever our cyber-umbilicals for a few hours.
The group is open to anyone who lives in, works in or just wants to visit Manhattan to meet like-minded professionals. It is diverse, friendly and not particularly cruisy – an environment that, ironically, probably makes the cruising easier.
The first Adam gathering started with about 20 people, which has since grown exponentially, leading David to move it to a larger venue in the ultra-swanky Soho House. David was kind enough to allow The Malcontent to extend 100 invitations (and possibly more if demand is great) to the next get-together:
If you would like to attend, you can either register directly online at www.thisisadam.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and remember to drop our name. The first 50 attendees get a free glass of bubbly.
Be there, and maybe you'll launch your career as gay New York's next It Boy!