Ryan O’Connell

The Best of Ryan O’Connell

Ryan O’Connell is a gay dude with lots of feelings and, for your sake, has written about most of them. This is a collection of his best essays about various things like getting older, living in New York City, and dealing with the worst hangovers. Get ready to laugh, learn and come to terms with being a twenty-something.

A few weeks ago, I participated in my FIRST EVER comedy show at Housing Works Bookstore. The theme was Love, Sex And The Internet: OKCupid and while I had never been on an OKCupid date before, I have had a traumatizing experience with an online matchmaking website.

You can’t survive in the modern world without some basic texting comprehension skills. In fact, they should really start offering it as a major at some liberal arts college. At the very least, you could take what you’ve learned and just make videos like the one I did below.

Look, I’ll be real with you: I have no idea what straight sex is like. The closest I’ve ever gotten to a vagina is my mom’s and that was 25 years ago. I imagine it to be a lot of unflattering facial expressions though. I mean, am I wrong? Tell me!

I talk a lot about Facebook. I know honey but can you blame me? People spend more time with/on Facebook than they do with most of their friends. It has singlehandedly shaped the social lives of my peers. It’s the Charlie to all of our angels.