As the much-hyped 'Bomb Cyclone' blizzard unleashing several inches of snow, insane winds, and stupidly cold temperatures on NYC on Thursday, some New Yorkers are taking to Craigslist to find dates, platonic company, and hookups to help them "warm up" and, erm, ride out the storm. Some guy is even offering to give free "blizzard massages."
With public schools closed, inevitable weather-related subway delays, and treacherous sidewalks, it's safe to say many New Yorkers found themselves alone while working from the comfort of their apartments or while off from work for a snow day. It didn't take long for the Craigslist personals section to light up with blizzard-related listings -- some seeking companions to hang out and drink with, others seeking casual encounters and even some group hookups -- from all across the metro area. The ads are just a snapshot of how the city copes when the weather throws an icy wrench in the routine hustle and bustle and, well, a few of them are pretty funny.