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Colorado on the Web: For the love of cupcakes - and marijuana

By: Dalton Walker dalton.walker@gazette.com
May 1, 2014 Updated: May 1, 2014 at 9:29 am
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photo - Connor Cupcake (photo via Thrillist.com)
Connor Cupcake (photo via Thrillist.com) 

So, you're a cupcake and you're looking for a hot date? Well, there's an app for that. Sort of.

One Colorado man's brilliant dating experiment caught fire online this week and practically had women chasing after him, eh, well, chasing after the cupcake.

You see, the cupcake is named Connor Cupcake, made of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting, with a cartoonish photo of a man's face. Sounds delicious, right, ladies?

As the story goes, Connor recently created a profile on Tinder, the popular location-based dating smartphone app, as an effort to woo women with his thirsty cupcake ways. It worked - plenty. Connor has the screenshots to prove it.

The man behind the cupcake, Lee Breslouer, is a food editor at Thrillist, a website catered toward the digital lifestyle of men. Breslouer chronicled his epic Tinder experience in an article posted Sunday on Thrillist. You can read it here

Connor's experience was picked up by national websites, including New York's Newsday and The Huffington Post. Connor didn't hide the fact that he was a cupcake on the prowl to meet women. His Tinder profile included a few cupcake selfies with the words: "Yep, I'm a cupcake. I'm not shy."

It didn't take long for women to respond to his cupcake game. Breslouer shared 10 such digital encounters in screenshots. Breslouer's playful dialogue caught some women off guard, but most played along in back-and-forth messaging. Caution, some of Connor's interactions aren't PG.

Don't worry; the women weren't identified in Breslouer's post, but you know who you are.

"If there's one thing I've learned about heterosexual women, it's they like men," reads Breslouer's first cupcake experience. "They enjoy their company. They even marry them, sometimes. But they love cupcakes."

It's not known what happened to Connor or if he was harmed in any way. There were unconfirmed reports that Connor became dessert not long after he posted his selfies on his profile.

You can follow Breslouer on Twitter @LeeBreslouer. I'm not familiar with Tinder myself, and I can't recommend the app. I heard of it before I learned of Connor but haven't tried it. For what it's worth, one of my friends said Tinder is "the fast-food of dating, a dollar menu. It's everything our parents told us not to be."

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Sure, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, but do you know how far back in history marijuana is mentioned? The Gazette recently published a can't-miss marijuana series called "The Road to Legalization," which includes a set of articles and an online interactive timeline.

Did you know that in 2727 B.C., Chinese writings said it was good for rheumatism, gout and malaria or that in 1450 B.C., the Book of Exodus mentioned ritual anointing with what some botanists say was a mixture of cannabis and olive oil?

Me, either.

Want more? Go here.

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Have a Colorado on the Web idea? Send me an email at dalton.walker@gazette.com or tweet @Gazette Dalton

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