BROOKLYN — This snow angel has some devilish tendencies.
While many singles across the city looked to snuggle up inside for the blizzard, one Brooklyn man is searching for a lover who's game for a romantic encounter in the snow.
Mark, a 26-year-old tattooed photographer living in Flatbush, posted to Craigslist Monday looking for "a pretty lady that has a fetish for cold" to have a hook-up in the snow after "making naked snow angels," according to his post.
Conditions like this week's blizzard, which are perfect for his goal, don't come often, he explained to DNAinfo New York.
The snow has to be soft, fluffy and — ideally — at least 6 inches thick, said Mark, who's been naked in the snow with a partner three times before. Last year, he said, snow hadn't accumulated enough for his purposes.
"Otherwise, you're just laying on the ground," Mark said. "You could do that any day."
Mark, who didn't want to give his last name, said he first tried it on a whim with his former girlfriend during a storm in 2009. They were in his home hooking up, and it was her idea to take things outside.
They went into his backyard, he layed down on the ground and made a snow angel, and they did the deed. Afterward, they ran back inside and got into a hot bath, he said.
"You don't sit in the snow," Mark said. "I'm not like a polar bear. I'm not going to sit there for three hours."
He loved the adrenaline rush. They went out again the next morning.
But they ultimately broke up, so when conditions in New York were right again two years ago, he decided to try find someone through Craigslist, where he figured such specific requests were more likely to be answered.
A couple of women just wanted to hook up inside with the air conditioning turned up, but one woman was game for the adventure.
The two went to a nature preserve near Brooklyn's outer edge — where people were unlikely to walk by — took their coats and boots off and made snow angels.
"You feel like your heart starts racing," Mark said. "It’s not so much the sex as the idea of what you’re doing."
When news of Monday's blizzard hit, Mark saw that many of his Facebook friends were posting about snuggling up with a loved one or a hookup for the evening.
It reminded him that conditions would once again be perfect for a snowy hookup.
No one's messaged him yet, he said. He was surprised that a Craigslist ad worked at all before.
It just has to happen before the snow freezes over and gets too rigid, he said.
Mark insisted that he's just a regular guy who likes a little adventure. Besides, he said, the act itself isn't even the best part.
"The afterward is the best part of it," he said. "When you come back, the girl is like 'oh, it’s so cool.' It’s very exciting."