When Avril Lavigne came out with her classic hit “Sk8er Boy” fifteen years ago, it marked a major change in how suitable skateboarders appeared to potential mates. When once we were written-off as major losers not worth the price of a prophylactic, now you’ll get thirsty looks and maybe even a catcall or two even if you’re just carrying your skateboard. Girls love it, guys love it. Everyone in 2017 loves skateboarders – or at least they think they do.
But nothing’s really changed in how awkward skaters can be when faced with a real world opportunity to score. It’s only human to turn shy or too talkative when on a date, all the blood is rushing from your noggin to your nether-regions. So, in an effort to help skaters capitalize on their exotic eroticism to non-skaters, we decided to start a series where we set up skaters with normies on a blind first date. And to up the awkwardness of the whole thing, we filmed it all for your viewing pleasure.
For the first episode of “Date a Sk8er,” we set up Tyler, a lovable galoot from Texas, with Valeria, a young Russian fashion designer/bar hand, and had them hit a bar nearby the Jenkem office. A match made in heaven, or the date from hell? Watch to find out…
Wanna be our next participant? If you live in / can get to the NYC area, send a short profile video explaining why we should set you up to [email protected]. All gender identities and sexual orientations welcome!
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