The Male Advantage In Online Dating
A man books six dates in one night. The women find out. What’s going on with modern dating?
We know digital dating can be rugged, but the story that unfolded Monday night in Washington was next level. Justin Schweiger set up at a bar in Washington with six – count ‘em: six! – young women lined up for dates. Stacked, one after another. Overlapping even. The women figured it out. Called Justin out on social media as he churned through the line-up. It went national. This hour On Point: Digital dating, the man who booked six dates in one night, and the gender balance of power in dating now. — Tom Ashbrook
Lisette Pylant, social media manager and barista at China Town Coffee in northeast Washington. First woman in Justin Schweiger’s six-date series in a single evening. ( @LisettePylant)
Alexandra Woody, the fifth woman in Schweiger’s six-date series. ( @AlexWoody10)
Alex Williamson, head of branding and “resident de facto love doctor” at Bumble.
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New York Magazine: 6 Women Join Forces to Get Even With Dude Who Scheduled Individual Dates With All of Them in a Single Night — “Lisette Pylant turned 26 over the weekend. When her friends caught her texting her cheating ex-boyfriend while they were out celebrating, they decided to take matters into their own hands by finding and introducing her to a random guy in the bar — a normal-seeming dude named Justin. Justin bought Pylant a drink and the pair made plans for a follow-up date on Monday at the Truxton Inn in Washington, D.C. But Justin wasn’t just any guy, and their date wasn’t just any date. What was about to unfold was an internet saga so dramatic and so ridiculous you’d say ‘that could never happen’ if you saw it in a movie.
Washington Post: The definitive timeline of one D.C. dude’s attempt at a 6-date night ― as told by the women — “While the rest of us were enthralled by the ‘Bachelorette’ finale on Monday night, six women in Washington became unwitting participants in an epic dating game of their own.Lisette Pylant met up with Justin Schweiger for a first date over drinks that evening, only to discover 45 minutes in that he’d double-booked. Or rather, she learned as the night went on, that he’d planned six consecutive dates at the same bar.”
Thread alert: so I go on what I think might be a date with a guy my friends set me up on on my birthday (yes it's a bit hazy).— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
So 45 mins in his next date shows up because he double books himslef and he decides he's going to friendzone me to get out of the situation— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
Then the third girl shows up - we'll call her Riley. The guy leaves again and Riley, katie, and I team up and decide to JT Must Die this sit— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
The two girls and I decided to be best friends, left together to go get drinks and dinner at another bar and left homeboy with the bill 👌🏽— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 7, 2017
You guys girl number FIVE just showed up BEFORE going to meet him because my friends intercepted her and told her not to waste her time— Lisette Pylant (@LisettePylant) August 8, 2017
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