When we launched the ATL Courtship Connection in New York, we received a number of plaintive emails from lawyers in other cities asking us to give matchmaking a whirl in their towns. Judging from these emails, Chicago, L.A. and D.C. are all cities with numerous single lawyers desperate enough adventurous enough to turn their love lives over to Above the Law.
Loyal Courtship readers know that we had a mixed track record setting up legal types in the Big Apple. There were a few duds, a couple of studs, one make-out session, and one utter FAIL. To our knowledge, though, there were no LTRs (or STDs) as a result of our playing Cupid.
We’ve decided we might have better luck in another city, so we are bidding Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs farewell for now, and taking this matchmaking service down I-95 to Washington, D.C., a.k.a. the best city in which to be a lawyer.
Read on for details…
Here’s how it will work: if you’re D.C.-based, single, and interested in being set up with one of your own, fill out the Courtship Connections form. The survey will close at the end of the month.
Once we’ve gathered survey responses, we’ll reach out to you to set up a time and place for a blind date with a fellow ATL reader. The only condition: that each of you send me an e-mail after the date describing how it went, since I’ll be writing about the matchmaking attempts (keeping participants anonymous, of course). I’d also appreciate some kind of photo from the date… as well as gratuitous details if it went well, or snark if it went horrifically.
I’m hoping to have better luck pairing people in the Capital City than in the City That Never Sleeps. But, if nothing else, a Courtship Connection date is a chance for participants to exchange business cards, almost as exciting an activity in D.C. as swapping bodily fluids.
Courtship Connections D.C. [Survey Monkey]
Earlier: Previous ATL Courtship Connections
Kashmir Hill is an editor emeritus at Above the Law. She’s now at Forbes writing about privacy, and the lack thereof, in the digital age.