The iPad Is The New Puppy 2:12 pm, April 13th, 2010, Leander Kahney Mashable's Christina Warren checking out the iPad. CC-licensed photo by Grant Robertson. iPad Launch Day - Atlanta, Georgia on Flickr - Photo Sharing! The iPad is a total babe magnet, writer Jim Colgan has discovered. Colgan took his new iPad on the streets of New York and got so much attention, he says itâ€™s better than borrowing a puppy to talk to girls. â€œIf youâ€™re looking for a dating aid, leave your friendâ€™s dog alone and borrow an iPad,â€ he says. Taking the iPad to a bar, â€œtwo women emerged from behind him and screamed and pointed. They all wanted a go.â€ Of course, they wanted to check out the iPad, not him. But an openingâ€™s an opening, right? More here (Blog) and here (Radio segment). Iâ€™ve had similar experiences here in San Francisco. So many people want to check the iPad out, itâ€™s impossible to use it in public. I was too embarrassed to take out my iPad at Ritual Coffee Roasters the other day, even though I had work to do. I used my iPhone instead. Anyone else got a story?