It's been a busy week for this guy, but I was very fortunate to get some time away from my daily work and go to an informal TweetUp with some spectacular people.
I think that's probably one of the number one things I love most about the Urban Dater and that's the people that it has put into my life. I've met some really great people, thought leaders and innovators over the last couple years because of the Urban Dater. I know that both Taylor and I are very grateful.
Who did this Urban Dater meet?
Well, I got to meet some really cool people for the first time, in Real Life or (IRL) as us cool kids like to say.
Well, first off it was great being able to meet Jeffrey Platts in real life. We've talked through twitter and shared FB messages from time to time and we were even going to collaborate on a project with some other bloggers a year back or so, but that never came to be. One thing about Jeff is that he's just as cool as you'd expect him to be. Very laid back and down to earth. He might be moving to LA. The guy is always honest, full of wisdom and has wicked tastes for music. Taking off My Social Media Mask is, to this day, among my favorite posts.
Next, I finally, finally got to meet the lovely and amazing Jennifer Kelton of BadOnlineDates.com. We've talked before on the phone, RT each others' stuff #FF and about every other social media method of patting each other on the tush! (Yes, I said “tush” I'm trying to be good today so fuck off!) Jennifer is brilliant and I was overjoyed to meet her and share with her some of the things she'd done to influence what we do here at the Urban Dater. I suggest you check her site out and her project, Dating in Disguise.
Also in attendance was the lovely Kelly Seal. We've met once before and she's such a treasure! True story. =) The girl has so many things going on in her life that it makes my head want to egg-splodeded! She's dealing with all sorts of fun stuff between pitching books, dealing with the fun of newlywed life and a host of other things. At the Urban Dater, we've been a big fan of hers for a while and she's a total sweetheart and gives some pretty fantastic advice. Definitely worth your time to read.
Lastly, I had the fortune of meeting two truly lovely ladies, Kristin Moore and Tamara Lawrence, the talented people behind SingleTease.com. I was sure I'd hit these ladies up before to do a piece on the Urban Dater. It just goes to show that I cannot, for the life of me, keep my women straight… I'll have to learn this before my girlfriend throws me into the sun. Their site is great and focuses on bringing singles together for meaningful face to face interactions aka offline dating. They also sell very cool and clever products like cards, and t-shirts. Check them out.