The Metropolitan Opera is holding a series of "Connect at the Met" nights--singles events with a pre-opera reception ("a chance to mingle with other singles over hors d'oeuvres") and a champagne-dessert reception at intermission.
What is curious is that there are three different sub-series: one for those in their 20's or 30's, one for those in their 40's and up, and one entitled "gay and lesbian events." If you're gay or lesbian your age doesn't matter.
What does matter, though, regardless of which sub-series you want to attend, is your gender--there are separate sign-up links for "females" and "males." I guess the gender-queer are out of luck.
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