by Dan Gibson
You might have noticed a new spot on our homepage, replicated above, mentioning the Tucson Weekly Date of the Hour. This exciting new development is part of our brand new dating service, in partnership with HowAboutWe. Sure, there are plenty of options out there for those trying to meet someone, from the creepy Christian-undertones of eHarmony to the total perv chaos of Craigslist, but we decided to work with How About We because it's actually fun.
Essentially, the process is simple, set up a really basic profile, then make a pitch for the sort of date you'd like to go on. "How about we...whatever you'd like to do." Get it?
Then, people see your clever idea and respond. Instead of going through hoops trying to figure whether you're compatible or figuring out which coffee shop to meet at, you're actually doing stuff. Stuff you like to do with someone who enjoys the same sort of thing. Want to check out the rock photography exhibit downtown and then go to El Guero Canelo? Put that down. Want to go for an early morning bike ride then drink mimosas at Ghini's? Type it out and find someone who also thinks that sounds like fun. Look through other people's date pitches and find something to do next week. Plus, it's free to check out. You'll just need a membership to start sending and receiving messages. Why wasn't it always this simple?
Plus, we're not the only ones who think this is a great way to meet new people. GQ, Marie Claire, The Frisky, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Gawker, and a bunch of publications have declared HowAboutWe to be the future of online dating. That's good, because the present of online dating sucks.
We'll be doing more to introduce you to Tucson Weekly Dating in the near future, but for now, try it out. Maybe you'll meet someone new and find something to do this weekend.