GIVEAWAY: Dattch Wants To Woo You For Pride With An NYC Hotel Room and VIP Party Tickets!

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Good afternoon, bean sprouts! In celebration of our favourite lady-dating app Dattch’s recent launch in New York City (and at long last, for both iOS and Android), we’ve teamed up with Dattch to bring you a kick-ass giveaway just in time for Pride.  All you need to do is leave an image comment on this very post, telling us (preferably with animated gifs!) your feelings regarding your first date with your dream babe. You can tell us what you’d like to do, where you’d ultimately like to see things going, how nervous you are, how cute they are — whatever you want, but please make sure to also tell us in the comments whether or not you are eligible for our prize package!

For what it’s worth, here are my feelings re: first dates:

OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD

OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD

Now let’s talk about the prize: Dattch is offering our readers the chance to win a pretty sweet setup for the most intense day of Pride. They’re offering VIP tickets to one of the biggest Pride parties in the USA, plus a gorgeous hotel room to crash in afterwards.
Up for grabs:

To enter, you basically need to be 21 years old and able to be in NYC Sunday night. If you’re not either of those things, you can still post a gif obviously, but please make sure to mention whether or not you’re eligible in your comment! 

We will select and notify the winner by 2pm EST on Saturday, June 28.


How To Post a Photo In The Comments:

1. Find a photo! This is the easy part. Find a photo on the web, right click (on a Mac, control+click), hit “Copy Image URL,” and then…

2. Code it in to your comment! Use the following code:

<img src=”http://imageurlgoeshere.gif”>

If you need to upload the photo you love from your computer, try using imgur. You cannot use the imgur link, though. You still have to right click and copy the image URL when you’re on the image page. The link you use should end in .JPG or .GIF or .PNG or something like that.

Be sure that your URL is complete and includes the http:// part, and that the quotes are straight up and down quotes rather than curly quotes. If your image didn’t post, it’s ’cause you did the HTML wrong. We will fix it for you as soon as we can, so don’t post it again!

If you’d like a bit more HTML knowledge or a more in-depth explanation, hit up this here Queer Your Tech on how to embed photos (gifs included).

UPDATE: Congratulations to reader Grace who has won a kickass NYC Pride package from Dattch! Please check your email for more information on how to collect your prize!

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    at first I am excited since my dream babe and I are going on a date.

    It will start in the late afternoon. We will go to a museum to look at things and giggle at others. We will then go somewhere to eat with great drinks and enjoy each others conversation. We will both be silly, flirty, and slightly touchy. Then by end of the evening we are holding hands and very close to each other. However when it is getting late we will need to part, so we will hug each other good night, and get lost in each other’s eyes for a second before finally saying goodbye.

    By the time I reach home I will have a text from her saying she had a great time and she can’t wait to do it again. So I am excited all over again.

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    I am seeing if my gif will display this time. I also would like to add that I am eligible.

    at first I am excited since my dream babe and I are going on a date.

    It will start in the late afternoon. We will go to a museum to look at things and giggle at others. We will then go somewhere to eat with great drinks and enjoy each others conversation. We will both be silly, flirty, and slightly touchy. Then by end of the evening we are holding hands and very close to each other. However when it is getting late we will need to part, so we will hug each other good night, and get lost in each other’s eyes for a second before finally saying goodbye.

    By the time I reach home I will have a text from her saying she had a great time and she can’t wait to do it again. So I am excited all over again.

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    Can we talk about just HOW eligible I am for this? Work til 2am the night before and then taking an extended nap before I haul ass for the festivities. A local place to sleep sounds like a burgerflippin’ dream.

    Okay so – first dates. I am PUMPED. She’s cute, she’s funny, she’s got it goin’ on. Butterflies are tearing through my system at maximum velocity.

    I shoot her a text to let her know I’m about to be on my way, can’t wait to meet you, oh and by the way, what was that address again? She replies, I go into the bathroom to check my hair for the 1,565,645,723th time, and then something terrible happens, like maybe dropping my phone into the toilet. With all the information about where I’m going.

    I vaguely remember the address, but transpose the street/aves, and end up wandering around desperately asking EVERYONE IN SIGHT if they’ve heard of this place while WILLING my phone to turn back on with the fire of a thousand suns.

    I finally locate our meeting place 15 minutes late, I search every inch of the place for her cute face. And nothing. She’s gone. I hold back the urge to furiously dance upon the sad, soggy remnants of my phone and decide to smash it together one last time – and a chorus of angels starts singing because the beautiful piece of technology turns on.

    I call. She picks up. I apologize repeatedly while explaining. And then she tells me she’ll be there in five. Wait, what? HERE?! SHE’S COMING BACK!!!

    We meet, and she smiles, and I am lost. She hugs me, despite my warning that I am drenched in sweat from 12 blocks worth of power walking. We share fries and stories, find excuses to touch each other, drink a few beers, and make continuous jokes about my “shitty” phone’s quick dip into my toilet. 4 hours later? We’re definitely doing this again. Like, as soon as possible. Because this? THIS IS A DREAM FIRST DATE.

    This may or may not be based on a true story approximately 8 months ago.

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    so this eligible lady wants to tell you about her first date with a lady. We had met online and agreed to meet up for dinner and coffee. I arrived at the restaurant first and sat there in anxious silence like

    but she arrived like a cute femme’s fairytale and we talked almost nonstop on every topic known to my inner geek soul and finally I calm down and just go with the flow of it and inside I’m dancing cause YEAH NAILIN IT

    and basically it was just me looking at her like
    for like 6 hours and though we only dated a short while she gave me all the confidence I needed on that first date with a smile.

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    In preparation for the event that steers history, I brush my teeth. Because I currently wear braces, I am often mistaken for someone of 13 years. But nay, I am older and the metal in my mouth does not compliment this, nor does it always remain clean of food. And she, similar to revolutionizing cereal grains, encourages me to stay in one place (without really speaking). And if I have food-laden teeth, the time for invading personal bubbles could be cut short. It would bomb if I was limited due to a food scrap horror show: distaste on all levels of my mouth and a possible allergic reaction to gluten. #expecttheunexpected

    And What Do You Think About When Brushing Your Teeth?

    Poems, of course
    How I’m contributing to climate change,
    If I should change my outfit,
    If I have realistic expectations,
    And

    that

    I forgot to shave.

    Eligible

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