Get paid to scope out eligible singles on the train.

Five million people ride the New York City subway everyday. Doubtless some of those passengers are looking for a partner. "Love Conductor" Erika Christensen wants to help them out.

Last year, she created Train Spottings. It's an old-school matchmaking service, with a twist -- she finds her clients and matchup candidates (the city's “most fabulous, attractive and creative singles") on the subway. Now, she’s looking for help. 

Christensen is seeking "subway cupids." Their task? Hand out Train Spottings cards to high-potential singles on the train. Pay is not bad. You get $1 for every card given out -- plus a commission of up to $200 for successful matches, as well as 15 percent of fees paid by a new client.

Based on a recent Craigslist ad for the position, Christensen wants people who are magnetic, brave, disciplined, and "kind of a love nerd."

But also kind of a ninja.

Christensen elaborated on the job description for Brokelyn:

We’ve found great success with 'stick pocketing' meaning getting our card to the people however we can -- in books they’re reading, back pockets, Trader Joe’s bags, etc.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. A Soviet map of London, labeled in Russian.

    The Soviet Military Secretly Mapped the Entire World

    These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the U.S.S.R. monitored the world.

  2. A row of tractor trailers lined up at a truck stop.

    The Truckers Who Are Taking on Human Trafficking

    In Arkansas, the “knights of the road” are being trained to combat truck-stop prostitution.

  3. Maps

    Mapping Where Europe's Population Is Moving, Aging, and Finding Work

    Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children. Here’s how that’s changing the region.

  4. An illustration of a front porch.

    America Rediscovers Its Love of the Front Porch

    In the 20th century, porches couldn’t compete with TV and air conditioning. Now this classic feature of American homes is staging a comeback as something more stylish and image-conscious than ever before.

  5. Life

    Is Minimalism for Black People?

    Black communities have long practiced core tenets of the lifestyle—yet are not well-represented amongst its most recognizable influencers.