Subway “Love Conductor” Plays Underground Matchmaker With Strangers
Public transportation is good for many things, like watching the breeding habits of rodents and sharing the flu virus. But what about finding love?
Erika Christensen, a 31-year-old New Yorker, is calling herself the “Love Conductor” and matching up men and women she sees on the trains with her clients. She marches up to attractive folks and hands them a business card reading, “You’ve been spotted.” The ones who get in touch might make it to an actual date with one of her clients, who pay her between $39 and $456 for a month of matchmaking, date planning and coaching.
As a New Yorker, I won’t deny there are an absurd amount of attractive people on the trains, especially in the more posh neighborhoods where models and actors are known to live and congregate. But just because people are attractive to some self-appointed matchmaker doesn’t mean they’re not, oh, cannabalistic rapists. Given how, in front of a New York Post reporter, Christensen walked up to “a man in his 20s selling paintings on the platform,” I am dubious about quality control here.
Perhaps its just the way the article was written, but I’d like to know a little bit more about how she screens these randoms she’s scouting. There is a reason New Yorkers don’t make eye contact on the subway, you know!