Writer Thoroughly Commits to Matchmaking Service Story

TawkifyLogoWe were not familiar with the gilded matchmaking service Tawkify before reading Maggie Lange’s fantastic first-person New York magazine narrative.

Lange agreed to give the company’s XY chromosome concierge-ing a whirl, and despite the failure of her chosen mate to identify himself by holding either a copy of the New York Times or New York Times Magazine, the date was headline-worthy. That’s because, to spice things up from the usual Starbucks drill, Lange and the guy went to Tiffany’s on their first date and pretended they were recently engaged!:

E. Jean [Carroll] is selling this Tiffany’s idea. She has given it an impressive title: “The Most Dangerous Date in New York.” It writes its own headline, she seems to indicate. Do I dare to shop dangerously at Tiffany’s with a man I’ve never met?…

She calls the day before [the date] to tell me, apologetically, that my date works in finance. She says that she made an appointment for me in the [Tiffany’s] registry department. I’m to tell them I am her niece. Her niece! The niece of E. Jean Carroll.

What happens from here would be enough to make Mickey Rooney‘s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s graduate to a whole new level of gesticulating. Points to Carroll for the first-date framework and to Lange for being game enough to go with it.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.