Sometimes a warm blanket and cup of hot cocoa just won't do the trick. Some New Yorkers with cabin fever took to Craigslist in recent days to find something more substantial to help pass the time. As the snow fell and the wind howled Tuesday, some netizens looked for a “blizzard bae,” or a winter storm hottie, on Craigslist. It might sound like a joke, but it’s actually a thing.
“Trapped in Brooklyn for the Blizzard and would love some company,” one ad reads. “Type Blizzard Bae in the subject line so I know you are real.” A different personal ad titled “Looking For My Blizzard Baby” reads: “It's cold outside, but it's warm in here. Let's turn the heat up together.” Someone promised to tell others they met on Tinder: “Looking for someone to enjoy this winter wonderland with! Snow days are ideal for cuddling under the covers, Netflix marathons.”
It seemed like passwords to streaming services was the best way to entice someone. “Can provide passwords to all streaming services and ample amounts of wine and popcorn. Must have Internet connection and be into cuddling,” read one post.
“Blizzard baes” also made an appearance on Twitter, where some people joked about the term.
Tinder was down too so people couldn't properly facilitate with their blizzard baes.
— Candace Amos (@CandaceAmos) January 27, 2015
How many blizzard baes turned into mere blizz-night stands once the L resumed service?
— Jian DeLeon (@jiandeleon) January 27, 2015
Yall out here worried about finding blizzard baes and there's homeless people are trying to find a roof
— (@tazaryoot) January 26, 2015
Everyone at the grocery store is stocking up on booze and talking about their blizzard baes – must find myself one of those! #blizzardof2015
— Mario Mejia (@mromja) January 26, 2015
Is there a website to find blizzard baes. (Blizzard bae is a person who you make out with during blizzards)
— sean (@sean516) January 26, 2015
The blizzard known as Winter Storm Juno had the potential to be historic, but wasn’t. After the snowfall subsided, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday residents were lucky Juno wasn’t as big as it was projected to be. “The good news is, the people of this city understood how serious the threat was. They took the travel ban seriously, they got off the roads after 11 p.m., and that allowed the sanitation department to do an extraordinary job," de Blasio said.
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