Attention You New Yorkers of the Burning Loins


Calling all you New York City ladies who love firemen and all of you firemen who love ladies. (Okay, just calling everybody in general.) Tonight’s your night! Dating service is hosting a “Rescue Me”* singles party featuring men who save lives and wear uniforms. Yep, that means EMTs and firemen and, who knows, maybe a UPS guy or two. And guys, that means … single ladies who want to objectify you. It’s a win-win!

We especially like the icebreaker planned, in which cheesy pickup lines are distributed among the singles, who then circulate at the “mixer” (as Patti Stanger might say) until they find the Prince Charming or Snow White/Cinderella/Little Mermaid of their dreams who bears the corresponding pick-up line (a modern day glass slipper, if you will); God, I love Disney Hans Christian Anderson.

We were able to get an early draft of these lines, and we must say, some are quite scandalous! Our personal favorite:

“If your right leg was Christmas and your left leg was Easter, would you let me spend some time up between the holidays?”

I mean, I never! And in the Christian tradition!

So, guys and gals, grab your firehoses and head to R-Bar, which just so happens to be conveniently located a stone’s throw from Village Voice HQ. The things I do for you people. The show starts at 7 p.m. Photos to follow.

By the way, the FDNY was created on this very day in 1865. How’s that for coming full circle?

*In no way does this imply that the Village Voice believes that women need to be “rescued.” Because in the immortal words of one very special fictionalized prostitute, if a guy tries to rescue us, well, we’ll just rescue him right back!

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