It’s primary goal is to provide a safe space for talking about our pressing dating woes, with those who want to listen.And as dating humans, really, we cannot ask for much more.But perhaps there are few groups of people for whom the ability to talk and be heard is needed more, than for those attempting the heinous activity of dating in New York City.I’ve done this and, usually, it makes me want to shout things at elevated pitches.
I’d be nervous enough about choosing the right outfit and making sure the person sitting across from me isn’t a murderer, let alone also having to wonder if they’re going to say that the best thing about me is my “quirky sense of style” in a national newspaper. Alyssa, who seems utterly lovely and completely normal, did it with The Undateables in Time Out New York. It was so colossally un-fine that Twitter has been laughing about it for the past 24 hours, and I am writing about it because it’s the only way I can process the horror that is the man she was paired up with. Apparently, Billy is single because “He has a busy schedule, and it takes more than just a beautiful woman to turn his head.” I wondered if perhaps Billy’s neck and spine are made out of reinforced adamantium and there aren’t many women out there with the arm strength to help him twist his neck to look out of the window occasionally, but no, that’s not the case.It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups.Creatively, it’s a coup; logistically, not so much.They had to extend the shooting schedule by weeks, and his inner circle for making the show — co-creator and former writer Alan Yang; producing partner and co-star Eric Wareheim, who plays Dev’s buddy Arnold; and Ansari’s actual younger brother, Aniz, his long-haired, scruffy opposite who’s a crucial writer, joke-maker, and sanity keeper on set — all have to leave New York before everything wraps. Ansari, 34, has a voice one octave down from a chipmunk’s, with a slight South Carolina accent that gets thicker the more excited he gets.