We were sad when Julia Allison parted ways with AM New York. How would we keep tabs on Julia now, besides her blog and the HuffPo and Red Eye and this website and her incessant IMs? Luckily, another fine publication has stepped in where that free newspaper left off. Time Out New York, the self-styled "arts and entertainment bible," has hired Julia to be its new dating columnist. "Dating in New York is an inexhaustible fount of amusement, insanity, and confusion," says Julia in the press release announcing her new position. Yes, dating in New York and Julia Allison: inexhaustible founts both. The full release is after the jump. Read it for the part where TONY's EIC describes Julia as "renowned in her field."


New York (May 11, 2007)—New York's arts and entertainment bible just got a brand-new steady, as firebrand relationship expert Julia Allison joins Time Out New York to pen an as-yet-unnamed dating column for the weekly's Seek section.

In keeping with the magazine's mission of serving as a guide to New York living, the column will steer New Yorkers through the cutthroat world of dating in a city that's eminently difficult for romance-seekers to navigate. "Dating in New York is an inexhaustible fount of amusement, insanity, and confusion," says Allison "There's no better place to be single, and there's definitely no better place to
write about it!"

A notorious figure with a notorious figure, Allison will maintain an up-close-and-personal relationship with her readership. To that end,TONY readers will be invited to participate in a contest to name her new column, which will contain a mixture of first- and third-person anecdotes and trend reporting sure to keep New Yorkers entertained andinformed.

Readers can submit their entries at timeoutnewyork.com/dating. Theauthor of the winning submission will win dinner for two at a TONY-picked hotspot. "We want something that describes the essence of
dating today in New York," says Allison. "And we want it to resonatewith readers, so we're entrusting them to decide."

"We couldn't be happier to have Julia join the Time Out New York team," says TONY editor-in-chief Brian Farnham. "She's renowned in her field, and her edge and enthusiasm are a perfect fit for Time Out New
York's brand of informed irreverence."

Most recently, Allison penned a weekly social column titled "The Dating Life" for AM New York. She has written for a variety of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Maxim, New York, Teen Vogue, Men's Health, Seventeen, and Capitol File.