“She looks creative, maybe doing something in photography or design. I imagine maybe two small dogs, or one huge dog. Mid-30s. A loving polyamorous relationship, or a throuple.” —Adi, 21
“She looks like a lawyer. Driven.” —Allison, 35
“Her outfit is giving me a lot of different things. Self-employed, running her own business — like an eco-friendly start-up, something green. I don’t know what it is about her that screams ecology to me. The high pony, with the sunglasses up — I get professionalism. But she could be a homemaker or stay-at-home mom. She’s powerfully, independently single.” —Michael, 21
Model, entrepreneur. “I am originally from Portland, Oregon. I’ve lived in New York for over a decade. I just began a restaurant-consulting venture — we give the restaurant a New York Times–formatted review of their establishment, for their own personal use. I also volunteer on the High Line. I live in Chelsea. I traveled throughout Europe modeling before I came to New York.”
“I’m definitely not polyamorous. I don’t judge it; it’s just not [my lifestyle]. I’m very monogamous when I’m in a relationship, and I’m heterosexual. I’ve developed an aversion toward dogs within the last couple of years, because nobody picks up their poop. When I see a dog, all I see is this little poop machine. I’m a super enthusiastic recycler — my apartment tends to get cluttered, because I hang on to things trying to think of how to repurpose them. I’m horrified every time I see people taking the bags from the grocery store, as if bringing your own reusable bag was that difficult. This guy I was dating — I’m not sure if we were dating or not, we went out a few times — he was always telling me I should be a lawyer because I’m super opinionated.”
Jessica Boddy, Emma Grillo, and Sarah Nechamkin contributed reporting. On-set production by Jean Jarvis.