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Party Photos: Pre-Valentine's Day Personals Launch in NYC
At GO, 02.11.03

Never was there a better time for the launch of's media personal ads. Stevie Wonder was crooning in the back room (thanks to DJ Roddy), and was only too happy to assist the romantic aspirations of our New York members.

PLEASE click on to check out the WINNERS below. You'll need to cut and paste their handles into the Search Box on the Personals page.

First Place: missmynx
Honorable Mention: Amo88

2 in First Place:

Honorable Mention: bluelotusfoot

2 in First Place:

Honorable Mention: funkthatjazz

RUNNERS-UP (from all categories)

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(Click for a larger view of the pictures.)'s David Gould; cupid never looked swarthier

bluejeangirl and gigi12

Documentary producer Jessica and editor Ringo

The front room in Go

Dana and Talika

scorpio_galatea and bluelotusfoot

The back room at Go

r_cave and jillloewe

chippie at the bar

bookluver and crazycowgirl

New editor Jesse Oxfeld is brought into the fold by founder Laurel Touby. Or, into the boa.

Chris and Lauren; is the chemistry obvious or what?

aceupmysteve,'s Laurel Touby and gaz_nyc sex columnists Em and Lo (Lo on left, Em on right) with serge_gainesbourg editor David Hirschman (Ringo), blurred by a thumbprint (he's always a bit blurry), with longtime paramour (he wishes) Jill Waldman.

Dana, Kevin and Ellen

The inimitable Joel Stein of Entertainment Weekly with founder and cyberhostess Laurel Touby

leoness and rockinchick

Anticipation mounts as the prizes are annouced.

Lo, Stein and Laurel

Amo88, winner of most romantic personal is derided mercilessly by Joel Stein as he receives his prize. Stein later admits to wishing he, in fact, were romantic enough to win said prize.

Chris Roddy and David Gould, matchmakers and incurable romantics both, win tie for the best beard award.

Photographs by David S. Hirschman.

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