“Coffee shops, bars, chat rooms – so 2003. SoHo’s Apple Store has become the latest singles hotspot. The techie’s paradise on Prince Street is a hive of young, hip New Yorkers who stop by to read their e-mail, load their iPods and check out new digital gizmos – and each other,’ Bridget Harrison reports for The New York Post. “Even though the state-of-the-art shop doesn’t serve coffee or cocktails, singles say it’s a great place to approach strangers because people often spend hours there and there’s something in common to talk about.”
“‘People in here glance at each other just like they do in a bar,’ said Frederick Pina, 25, a writer and Apple Store regular. ‘It’s not a problem to open a conversation because you know everyone has similar interests.’ Newcomers to the store say they are instantly struck by the good-looking crowd, thanks to its location in fashionable SoHo – right around the corner from four modeling agencies. ‘You notice it’s an attractive crowd,’ said account executive Justin Scott, 27, who recommended two approaches to snagging a date in the store. ‘You could play dumb or go for being the tech type, whatever your strong point is,'” Harrison reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: We noticed that, too, when visiting the SoHo store. There’s a bit of a different vibe going on in the SoHo store than there is in an, say, Apple Crossgates-type store (nothing against Apple Crossgates, of course).