Alexandra, 20, and Marshall, 21

So how did you guys meet?
A: At a party.

Who picked up whom?
M: It was sort of convoluted. We became friends. But her friend liked me, so it was a process. 

A: Let’s just say, I’m no longer friends with that person.

I like what you’re wearing. Would you say it’s a spring look?
A: Yeah, this shirt is. I mean, it’s transparent. 

Any spring looks you’re excited to break out?
A: I have a long nude skirt from American Apparel I’m excited to wear. 

M: Shorts. I’m excited to wear shorts.

We get a lot of strong opinions from women about men in shorts. A few even call it a dealbreaker. So I guess it doesn’t bother you?
A: No, I mean, he’s not wearing bootie shorts. That wouldn’t be a dealbreaker either, probably. 

There’s nothing you wouldn’t let him wear?
M: My assless chaps, maybe.

A: Or socks with sandals.

What about you, Marshall? Anything you don’t like her wearing?
M: I mean, when it gets really hot she gets a little too sexy for my taste. Provocative outfits, I mean, which I enjoy, but I just wish I was the only one who could see it. 

A: Aww.

M: I also hate hats on women. Hats on most people, actually.

A: I’m going to start wearing hats.

M: Cool.

Do you remember what you wore on your first date together?
A: Yeah, I remember what both of us wore. I wore this black t-shirt with a pink flamingo that said “Viva Mexico” and little black bootie shorts.

M: What was I wearing?

A: That white shirt with the stripe. I remember I had told you before I liked that shirt and I thought maybe that was why you wore it. 

So what’s the best way to stay cute when it gets really hot out?
A: Impossible.

M: I say embrace the sweat. Wear clothes you can get drenched in. 

Commentarium (31 Comments)

Mar 23 12 - 9:35am

So it's true...NYC really is full of annoying hipsters.

Mar 23 12 - 10:59am

You know, BM (nice name), the fact that Nerve choses to interview people in broad daylight sitting in Union Square probably has something to do with it, e.g., people who are underemployed.

Mar 23 12 - 11:10am
Alex Heigl

Or people who work at law firms, as in the first girl interviewed.

Mar 23 12 - 11:58am

Hipster Jesus loved you before it was cool

Mar 23 12 - 9:47am
Saratoga Slim

So it's should never wear flip-flops.

Mar 23 12 - 12:49pm
Groovy Grubworm

Women show off their feet because they maintain them to be shown off. Men might as well be wearing buttless pants so we can see their hairy unkempt rear.

Mar 23 12 - 3:33pm
Alex Heigl

Prince wears assless pants, and his rear is the very definition of kempt.

Mar 24 12 - 12:18am

'women get to wear sandals because they maintain their feet' is one of the most hilariously absurd things i've ever heard. you should really pepsi-challenge that with some guys who 'just' wash their feet and keep decently trimmed nails wearing flipflops and some some guys who get pedicures without the polish wearing flipflops and see how you like it.

Mar 23 12 - 11:41am

Good idea, bad group of people. Freaking hipsters, man....I've had enough of these judgmental asses.

Mar 23 12 - 11:45am

Hilariously, that comment is way more judgmental than anything in this article.

Mar 23 12 - 1:43pm

The term hipster has gotten such a weird negative connotation the last few years. Granted, every generic group has its annoyances, but hipster has basically become synonymous with anyone that's a little artsy, or dresses a little differently. I'm not so sure what's wrong with that.

And the weird thing is, most people that vehemently deny they are hipsters are thought of as the most hipster-ish by the rest of us (That said, I'm definitely not a hipster...but that's mostly because I have a wife, two kids, and I don't think I have the free time to be a hipster, otherwise I might enjoy it).

Apr 05 12 - 3:38pm

Thank you sir.

Mar 23 12 - 12:47pm

I kept waiting for some real adults to pop up in this. Besides the first girl, I pretty much tuned everyone out.

Mar 23 12 - 3:52pm

Lizzy seems to give a great deal of thought and planning to superficiality

Mar 23 12 - 10:51pm

She's 20, what else would she be doing - organizing her stock portfolio?

Mar 26 12 - 9:38am

Love it

Mar 23 12 - 5:19pm
sguatio become

I'm a male, and I wear shorts whenever I'm warm. Which is generally March through late October, more of less. If anyone doesn't like that, tough fucking shit.

Mar 24 12 - 12:12am

unfortunately i identify most with the frumpy mom in the background of photo #1! Ugh.

Mar 24 12 - 3:58pm

BOOTIE shorts? Bootie? No, it's booty.

Mar 24 12 - 6:01pm

That last group of girls, holy crap. Do any of them own a full-length mirror? I don't think any girl has the standing to critique some guy's cargo shorts when she's wearing mom jeans or a onesie that looks like it was made in a Sewing for Dummies class at Joann Fabrics. Here's a tip: If it looks iffy on a 5 foot 10 model, then it'll definitely look like crap if you're 5 foot 2 with a potato face.

Mar 25 12 - 3:56pm

(but true)

Mar 24 12 - 11:56pm

I don't understand the "men can't wear shorts or sandals thing." It comes up over and over on tools of attraction. We definitely don't feel that way in Seattle. It's funny though, because my boyfriend also feels that way, and refuses to wear shorts, which is too bad because he's got great legs. Anyway, my point is, the east coast is really a strange land. Also, all these girls are adorable, but is it just me or are their faces really East Coast looking? Is there an East Coast face look? From the NY tools of attraction, I'd say there is.

Mar 25 12 - 1:37am

I wear shorts when at the beach or poolside.

Stupid country bumpkins or yobs or thugs can dress as they like.

Mar 25 12 - 9:13am

Is NO ONE gonna mention that Kari is really cute?

Mar 25 12 - 1:13pm

I thought the same thing. Only I'd up the praise to gorgeous!

Mar 26 12 - 10:06am

thanks :)

Mar 26 12 - 5:59pm

I want to taste here menstrual blood, that's how cute she is.

Mar 25 12 - 6:53pm

Wow, so I am late in saying this but it is straight up hilarious how many people commented to say "Fuck these judgmental hipsters -- I don't like the way they're dressed, don't think they look cool, and thus strongly dislike them as people!" You guys are too much!

Mar 26 12 - 10:15am
potsoi and

hipsters, judge thyselves.

Mar 26 12 - 8:29pm

I wish Nerve commenters were all in the same room at the same time. You guys are funny, man.

Mar 27 12 - 3:03pm

Funny, but the one thing they miss is a pair of pretty pampered feet. It's the only sexualized body part that women can put on regular display in the heat.