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November 11, 2016 7:00 PM
November 11, 2016 9:30 PM
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
212 620 7310 ext. 300
October 18, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Matchers is a Friday night event for gay men who are in the dating scene, who want to find a partner without the frustration and lack of success in meeting guys online or in bars. It’s a room full of approximately 35 eligible men, seated so they can see each other.

Each guy wears a nametag, but instead of his name, it’s a code (#001, 002, etc.). He’s also given paper and pen to take notes about the guys he’d like to meet, as well as a printed sheet for him to fill in the codes of the guys he’d like to meet.

The event is like a talk show, but instead of a panel of guests, it’s the audience which discusses various current events topics, like politics and social issues. The moderator guides the discussion, and tries to ensure that as many attendees as possible get to add their proverbial two cents (or more).

This is an effective, alternative way to meet people, rather than talking about oneself for a minute or two. It’s much more interesting and provocative, and gives participants a more accurate sense as to who is a better match.

This segment lasts 90 minutes, after which there’s a 30-minute social period, where guys can get to know each other, one-on-one.

Finally, guys fill out and submit to the moderator the sheet with their choices of guys they’d like to go on a date with. Participants are informed the following day of the guys who also chose them, their matches.

The event is FREE!

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