Cocktails and Celebrities

Remember how I’ve always said that I’ve yet to run into a single celebrity since I moved to NYC? Well, I guess I can check that off my list. Though, technically, I didn’t run into one while I was randomly roaming the streets so I guess it doesn't totally count. I did, however, attend the Match.com Singles in America event last Saturday and a few celebrities were present so I think that counts for something.

Side note: I love the perks of being a blogger.  

You might remember my coverage of the event last year and this year was definitely not short on fun and surprises. Though this year there wasn't a blizzard the day before.

The panel was hosted by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton; Dr. Helen Fisher - Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com; Leading Sex Expert Dr. Emily Morse; and Cosmopolitan's Sex & Relationship Editor Anna Breslaw. And, seriously, they were all hilarious. It was such a great combination of personalities. (See video at the end of the post)

Not only was it entertaining to listen to the panel debate about the results, but each stat was really interesting to hear. The thing I find most surprising is finding out that men are more romantic and fall in love faster than women. I don’t think I will ever stop being shocked by that. Of course, as Mr. T points out, it depends on how you define romance. But still, damn interesting.

Here is are some other things I learned:

  • Perez Hilton looks way different in person
  • Only 6% abide by the 3-day rule. 39% reach out the next day -- Clearly that’s one I love. I always hated that stupid rule when I was dating
  • The #1 place singles want to have sex is on a boat - Seriously, a boat? I have no desire to have sex on a boat
  • Sometimes I'm a creeper
  • The first thing people notice about another person is teeth -- This one definitely surprised me since I don’t think I even pay attention to that
  • The Millionaire Matchmaker is not nearly as intense in person; She's actually quite friendly and almost adorable

We also had incredibly tasty Van Gogh Vodka cocktails served up by Jonathan Pogash. (You can also check out this video to learn how to make some of them. I highly recommend the chocolate one. It wasn't too sweet and had a tiny kick).

Seriously, it was probably one of the best events I’ve been to as a blogger. And not just because of the celebs, but because it’s fun to learn about new things and meet new people. It’s also fun to see some familiar faces. That’s one of the reasons that I’ve loved blogging – the network of people you’ll meet and collaborate with.

So go ahead and pour yourself a cocktail, watch the panel, and let me know in the comments what you find most interesting about the study.