NY man looks for love on city's subway platform
By: Will Steakin
Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but for one New York City train rider, love is still in the air -- even if that air isn't the cleanest.
Thomas Knox, 28, of Staten Island, N.Y., is trying to spread love and joy across the sweaty platforms of the New York City subway. He has come up with an equally charming and convenient way to score a quick date, or two, or eighteen, during one of the most habitual activities New Yorkers endure -- the daily commute.
Knox setup a makeshift dream date scenario at the bustling Union Square N, R, Q train station on Saturday night. The arrangement was equipped with a quaint dinner table, trendy Coca-Cola bottle centerpiece and two comfortable chairs ready for two people's possible first "When Harry Met Sally" moment.
If that didn't grab a passersby's eye, certainly the massive sign reading, 'Have a Date While You Wait,' did the trick.
However, Knox said in a Facebook post that the stunt wasn't purely motivated by the chance at romance, but a great opportunity meet some interesting people.
He said he "had sooooo much fun connecting with each and every person,' according to his Facebook page. The photos he posted online Saturday night were a testament to the whimsical nature of the event.
The speed dating stunt scored Knox almost 20 dates, and the subway heartthrob even made sure each person left with rose.
While Knox isn't sure if he found true love's fleeting gaze, one thing is for certain. He said he has a few second dates already lined up -- hopefully they're above ground.