On a night out, Carrie meets twenty-something Sam (Timothy Olyphant) for a fling, which turns out not to be so glamorous in the light of day.
Carrie bumps into international party-girl Amalita and her latest man Carlo in a shoe store, who in turn introduce her to a French Architect, Gilles.
Carrie interviews Barkley, a modelizer who videotapes his conquests.
Derek, a male model client of Stanford Blatch, spends the night with Carrie after a fashion show, although they don't sleep together.
Samantha chases Barkley while at a fashion show, in order to be taped.
The "Derek" character is supposedly based on one-time Calvin Klein underwear model Michael Bergin, with whom Candice Bushnell was once briefly involved.
If you want to meet people outside the virtual world but on your own terms, then why not try a mutual-friends party or an outdoor summer event.