My Hot Single Friend: 27W Dumpling Darling Seeks Ful-Filling Romance
a guest Arbiter of Hotness chose this week's hot single
up until today, i’ve picked every hot single who has graced your inbox. for this edition, i invited my friend emma to pick the hottest single she knows. a longtime supporter of hot singles, emma writes for eater (she covered hot singles ofc) and maintains a cool n colorful instagram presence. emma wrote up her own introduction and questions to ask our Dumpling Darling. i’ll let her take it away.
stay hot 🥵
Maya will be the first to tell you that when we first met, set-up by a mutual friend to be roommates, I was skeptical that we'd be a match. Now, just a few years later, I can't imagine my life without our friendship. Since I am writing this bio for her, I can give you the boring basics to start: Maya is a born-and-raised Brooklyn gal (which means she has plenty of date recs), who just graduated from getting her masters in social work school, and before that, was an undergraduate at a liberal arts college in Ohio (I bet you can guess the one!). More importantly, though, she's one of the easiest (and most fun) people in the world to talk to — the kind of person who's always remembering little bits and bobs of stories you tell in passing and can reference them months later in a way that makes you feel really seen. No matter her mood, she’s always energized with playful, sarcastic jabs (if you're not into banter... move along), while simultaneously able to really dig deep into how I’m feeling, even when I am telling a story that I think will be a dud. Overall, Maya is spunky, fun, vivacious, empathetic, always down to try new things and places (ask her about living in El Paso!), and genuinely such a good person (if you cross her, you're dead to me). Ultimately, though, what makes Maya cool in my book is that she doesn’t really care about being cool and she's never trying to be anyone but herself. 10/10 would recommend!
Ask me for Maya’s digits if this sounds like your jam xoxo
— Clinton Hill Cupid :)
describe your perfect summer day
Beach day. I wake up at 9:30 or 10:00 and jump in the car (I don’t necessarily have a car but this is a hypothetical scenario so I can dream that I have one and parking is never hard and I never have to buy gas). So anyway, I pick up various friends from their homes (so nice of me!) and after we are all piled in the car we stop at a deli for sandwiches to bring. I get a simple turkey, lettuce, muenster cheese, and tomato on a roll with mayo, a fancy seltzer, and a bag of chips (those ones with lots of pepper). We spend 3 hours at the beach — no more no less. At the beach I run into approximately 2 people I know but it’s not awkward. On the way back we stop for pierogies in Brighton Beach and then head back to our respective homes for a shower, nap, change. Then, dinner involves being outside and pizza of some kind. Maybe see a band. Not home late because tired from the beach…. of course!
what’s your favorite food?
Dumplings, dumplings, dumplings — boiled in chili oil, fried, and stuffed with pork, fluffy pierogis with sour cream and fried onions (am I going to find a way to mention them in every answer?), momos from While in Kathmandu in Ridgewood, and cute little shrimp shumai. Even ravioli (controversial… are ravioli dumplings? You tell me!)
😈 what’s your toxic trait?
My toxic trait, which may truly be toxic to some: is that I don’t listen to music while I walk, or on the bus or train. In my defense I like to just hear the sounds around me (big eavesdropper) and also headphones make me feel claustrophobic (???? maybe I have the wrong ones) This means, however, that I rarely listen to music (I know, kooky!!!!!!!). Send recs haha.
🥵 what makes you hot?
I’m hot because I’m a cute short blonde who likes alone time but who also just graduated with a masters in listening to you (empathetic queen). A few people have told me to do standup!!!! Also I’ve been told I have a good butt.
🔎 who are you looking for?
Looking for anyone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously, has hobbies, and likes sports but just in a fun, silly way not in a creepy cult-like way where you might like miss my friends’ party to watch some game.
🙋🏻 if you’re interested in this week’s hot single, respond to this email or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo and a little bit about yourself :)