two years ago, i started hot singles on a whim. i was bored of dating apps and thought it’d be fun to interview my friends and send out a weekly personal ad. it turns out that a lot of other people thought it was fun too! i’m sorry to say that the fun is now over: you’re reading the final edition of hot singles.
whether you read these emails, went on dates, or fell in love, i hope this newsletter left you feeling more optimistic and light about dating. i am super grateful to everyone who participated in some way. what made hot singles great is largely the community that rallied around it.
to peel back the curtain, this newsletter translated to an unexpected shift in my career. before this, i was a humble product manager at a startup. now, i freelance not only as a product manager, but also as a writer, editor, and creative. i’m not sure what my next personal project will be, but i’ll let you guys know when i launch something new. in the meantime, i’d love to work with people from the hot singles community, so hit me up if you wanna collab! you can still reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter.
and now, without further ado, i present to you the Final Girlboss of hot singles…
STAY HOT 🥵
if you want to get in touch with any archival hot singles, email me before the end of the month and i’ll pass along your message
those who got yearly paid subscriptions will get refunded in the next few days
what’s something you can’t live without?
every month, my friends and i write reflections and review them together. we get on a call, write in silence, and then take turns sharing our responses and helping each other problem solve. we’ve been doing reflections for the past three years and i still look forward to it every time–it makes me feel super connected and understood by my friends and it gives me insight into what’s most important to them. even if i enter a reflection sesh feeling down, i always leave feeling optimistic. maybe one day we’ll get tired of it but i hope we keep reflecting until death do us part.
what’s your starter pack?
playing bad bunny at all hours, getting two pastries at the bakery because i need sweet and savory, refusing to commit to morning plans because “i might go surfing,” typing all lowercase except for all caps LOL, sand in my bed, coining acronyms and making my friends use them, wearing athletic recovery sandals and trying to make it fashion, going to the bathhouse at any chance i get, and cyberbullying thought leaders on twitter.
😈 what’s your toxic trait?
i made a newsletter to find a boyfriend and then waited two years to use it
🥵 what makes you hot?
i have a unique energy–sort of a cross between a monk, a clown, and a therapist. not the most stereotypically ‘hot’ archetypes, but the combination thereof is unexpectedly alluring. i have a calming presence, but also an ongoing stream of observational humor, and i’ll ask you better follow-up questions than your therapist. people often think i’m younger than i am because of my glowing skin and sense of childlike wonder.
🔎 who are you looking for?
a man with unbridled optimism, love for the beach, and a penchant for mischief
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Thank you; I'll miss this.
I'm not in NYC or single. (My hotness is the subject of some debate.) So, this project of yours gave me a window into another world. one I wouldn't otherwise have and couldn't get from a novel or a movie or a newspaper. In that sense, it was a lovely slice of what this version of the Internet has to offer.
Good luck out there.
Sorry this is the end Randa! It’s been fun! Congrats on all your success!