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By day, she’s an events planner at Brown University; at night, she co-owns Suede, a vintage and thrift apparel company that brings pop up shops to events.“Music, theater, movies, fashion, art and design fuel my creative mind,” Jay says.“Most people I know have met on dating sites like OKCupid or I’m putting that off for now and hoping to meet someone the old fashioned way (and I don’t mean in a bar).‘I can’t even hear you right now’ isn’t my pick up preference. Someone who’s more into the outdoors or catching a movie than the bar or club scene,” he says.Someone once told me, do what you love; focus on your passions; surround yourself with people who help you grow; and your best match will appear naturally there.” The hope that your passions draw you to the right person, rather than just finding someone on the town and making a connection, is a common one. The 36-year-old environmental consultant spends a lot of time traveling for work, and when he’s home, he doesn’t want to be out on the prowl – and love isn’t likely to be waiting on the next bar stool.
Ask anyone who’s ever dated in Providence and you'll probably hear the same thing: that there are unique challenges to dating in a city this size. You’re hesitant to put yourself out there because of them.Recent spots have included The Eddy, Ladder 133 and Kitchen Bar.There are also plenty of non-cocktail oriented offerings, like group outings to Fête to see live music, or to the Bank of America City Center for ice skating.I meet people everywhere,” says Karina Holyoak Wood.“Providence is full of fascinating known and yet-to-be-known places, people and happenings.” The 44-year-old director of the Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network is a vivacious, fun-loving woman about town.
“Right now I’m looking to meet people, but I’m definitely interested in finding that one special girl.