Since Avril Lavigne’s classic hit “Sk8er Boy” first showed skateboarders could be desirable mates, skaters’ lovability has maxxxed out. Just carrying a skateboard today will get you thirsty looks and occasional catcalls. Girls love it, guys love it, everyone loves skateboarders (or at least they think they do).
In an effort to help skateboarders capitalize on their exoticism, we came up with the first (and only) blind dating show that pairs skaters with non-skaters. Follow along as one skater and one normie awkwardly navigate the space between true romance and reality TV.
Whether you skate or don’t, you may catch a glimpse of yourself in these contestants and feel the urge to find a love of your own.
For episode three of “Date A Sk8er,” we set up Lindsey, a Bushwick local working in the menswear industry, with Black Dave, Zoo York rider and rapper, and let them wander the bars around Jenkem HQ. A match made in heaven, or the date from hell? Watch to find out…
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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JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
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Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
MEET THEO HAND, THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SHOT ALL YOUR FAVORITE ’90S PROS
Theo helped shape how skateboarding looks in the modern age, documenting names like Chad Muska, Tom Penny & Ali Boulala, all in their prime.
March 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Painful to watch. If she isn’t into you it’s her loss dude. Gotta let them
March 15, 2018 3:22 pm
She wasnt into it but he prob still ended up smashing for the sole fact she wanted to get with a brotha for the first time
March 19, 2018 12:38 am
This series is worse than huffing shit.