To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s is a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
Barely fucking functional
Introducing BFF*: a never-ending email conversation between two best friends, Nadia Kandil & Carin Falk, who are trying to keep their lives together. Topics include outfit ideas, sex, what wines Nadia hates, anxiety attacks, dating and shoe porn. I don’t know what we’ve gotten ourselves into, giving them this much proverbial airtime, but should be interesting.
Aug 9, 2020, 6:50 PMSo, I had a conversation with a friend who’s actively dating, which I am not, because of my multiple anxieties (we don’t have to get into that now). Either way, she tells me horror stories about first dates with weirdos (one of them took her to Jensens Böfhus) and I feel like I’d rather be single and unfucked for the rest of my life than having to go to fucking Böfhaus on a date.
But then again, I feel bubbly and want to kiss boys. Where do I find normal people to go out with? What do I do? We need a plan
Aug 12, 2020, 8:10 PMExcuse you?!! Why aren’t you answering my email??
Thu, Aug 13, 12:36 PMOh, I’m sorry, I have been on a three-day long date. No joke. Will get back to you tomorrow. Love you.
Thu, Aug 13, 2:40 PMYeah ok, perfect. I’m not bitter.
Tue, Aug 14, 2:21 PMHey man,First of all, LOL. I’m so sorry your friend had to suffer through a date at that place. You do, however, have to SUFFER if you want to date. Any experience that potentially could cause a bubbly feeling in you will inevitably also cause very negative feelings. I hate to break it to you. You can’t have one without the other.
*Brb* I have to go change my email signature to Dating Expert, bc I’m writing as if I am one. But seriously, I do have a lot of experience. Since I became SiNgLe a year and a half ago, I’ve been on a hell of a lot of bad dates. You know, you’ve been along for the ride. You laughed at me, called me insane and did some very serious stalking on my behalf. And out of all those thirty something really weird and bad dates I ended up on one that was really good (that’s the three day long one last week obvi). That’s simply the statistics of dating.
Dating means feeling stuff, exposing yourself, letting go of pride and opening up. Are you feeling nauseous yet?
Ps. The three-day long date turned into a four-day long date fyi.
Aug 18, 2020, 5:29 PM This is a whole lot of sugar-coating bullshit you’re saying, obv cause you’re straight out of your four-day-long-whatever. Also are you in love now? That’s even worse isn’t it? Talk about no sleep, no eating, constant nausea. So happy for you obvi.
But I don’t know if I can take any of those horrible first date experiences you had. Honestly right now I feel I’d rather be alone with my Satisfyer Pro. But then again, I want to make out. Is there a shortcut? Help.
Aug 20, 2020, 12:18 PM No shortcuts, sorry man. With that attitude the only one you’ll be able to make out with is me thb.
Sound like you need a fuck buddy. A friend, not a date. C x
Aug 20, 2020, 5:29 PM Ahhh, should I start with a fuck buddy? How do I get one of those?
Aug 21, 2020, 12:18 PM This is such a breakthrough??? We just figured out what you need?
I would start sorting through your existing friends, anyone there you can sleep with?
Aug 23, 2020, 5:29 PM Ok, seriously? Start sleeping with my existing friends? 2 problems with that: 1. Do I want to go there with my actual friends? 2. All of my male friends are gay, so.
Aug 23, 2020, 7:18 PM I hear you. Since you hate dating apps, you’re going to have to recruit someone IRL. If we were not in the middle of a pandemic, I would pour a bottle of wine in you and take you out and wing the f out of you. However, Corona complicates things. A lot
Aug 18, 2020, 9:29 PM True. So, between me hating dating apps, hating people in general and being in a pandemic BUT still loving alcohol, we really only got one option. You getting me drunk and setting me up with someone you know?
Aug 23, 2020, 10:18 PM Um, yes. You helped me get my hands on a Pangaia set. It’s only fair I help you get laid. Seriously.
Barely fucking functional
Will Nadia ever get laid? Also, what does a four-day long date even look like?
Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.