New York City-based photographer Kirra Cheers went on a whirlwind 17 first dates over the course of two months with men she met on the dating app Tinder. She said she started her project to provide a personal approach to online dating by documenting the process. Out of the 17 dates she went on, 11 men allowed Cheers to photograph them. Her black-and-white portraits of them are featured alongside screen captures of crude messages she received.
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Date: Drinks at Ten Degrees, East Village
Date: Fashion launch at The Grey Lady followed by drinks on a friend’s rooftop
Date: Drinks at Flute bar (midtown)
Date: Drinks at Grassroots followed by pizza
Date: Shopping for imaginary children at Toys R Us followed by dinner at Bryant Park
Date: Drinks at The Wayland, Alphabet City