He’s impossibly rich, and his lady-friend could model for a living, and possibly does. Because, you know, you just can’t find a decent dude in this city. Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, writing in Politics Daily, called the ratio of men to women “scarily in favor of men,” and advised ladies to “go West—San Diego, Dallas, and Seattle.It’s where the boys are.” As Tamsen Fadal, relationship expert and the female member of “America’s only husband-wife matchmaking team” told us, “New York is like a candy store to men.My years of New York City dating—if you’re counting, there have been 12—have involved a lot of guys, short- and long- and mid-term. My shortest—minus the one-off hookups that we all know aren’t “dates” at all—was somewhere in the range of two weeks.
There were drunks and drug addicts and maybe once a teetotaler. There was a clammer from Cape Cod—a real, live clammer, with his very own waders. You’ve probably met more than a few aesthetically, shall we say, “uneven” couples, in which the man is short, pudgy, bald—or distractingly hirsute—with one of those pudding faces only a mother (or gold-digger) could love. And you’ve probably heard, and maybe retold, the modern-day relationship folk tale of that friend of a friend who, after “unsuccessfully” dating in New York for years, met her amazing husband while living or vacationing in Austin, or Boston, or Paris, or Rio, and then brought him back—or moved there herself. It enforces the belief that there is such a thing as a “plight” of the single lady, and that women can’t be blamed for our lack of success in the New York City relationship game. According to statistics collected by Richard Florida, author of The Great Reset and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, single women currently outnumber single men in New York by 149,219. The good news: This number has actually decreased from 2008’s woman-surplus of 210,000, a gap that caused Lysandra Ohrstrom, writing for the Observer, to unleash the ominous decree that “savvy, well-educated women hoping to find a mate and settle down are out of luck.” Meanwhile, our fine city was recently ranked the top spot for single men to find a willing lady to smooch, and whatever else, on New Year’s Eve, according to more numbers from Mr. We were named number one of 2010’s top 29 cities for dudes to live in: a/k/a “paradise for men,” according to gratuitous macho website Ask The best, largest and most effective Tall Dating Site in the world.This is the best place for looking for tall dating relationship or marriage.Her movie credits include Angel Baby, Seconds, Just Between Friends, Clan of the Cave Bear, and I'm Losing You. About Anne, the Clarence Derwent Award for The Balcony, Straw Hat award for And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little and Chicago Critics Award for A Moon for the Misbegotten. She won the Theatre World award for her performance in A Scent of Flowers Off-Broadway in 1969.She was also the narrator of The Great War and Shaping of the 20th Century, the acclaimed eight hour mini-series. For several seasons she was a member of New York's Mirror Repertory Company where she played Mary Stuart (Vivat, Viva Regina!Instead, it is largely an attempt to act grown-up, a force that now pervades childhood more than ever before. ''Parents suddenly find themselves hassling with issues they did not expect to deal with until adolescence.'' Dr.''Parents of 10-year-olds tell me they are under intense pressure to let their children date,'' said Dr. Taffel described a typical date in New York as an afternoon at the movies.The self-described “bi-coastal but not in a gay way” guy who didn’t come home one night because he’d passed out in a planter underneath the Manhattan Bridge. “He doesn’t deserve you,” they would say, my own Greek chorus.(We continued to date for at least a month after that.) Their ages have ranged from nearly 15 years younger than me to going on 15 years older. “You’re so much better than him.” Then, inevitably: “Why are New York men such assholes? New York City, to be fair, suffers its share of problems for the female dater.In some communities, children are taking an interest in pairing off with the opposite sex at a time in life when their parents' generation was preoccupied with baseball practices or ballet lessons.Their fascination with dating has little to do with budding sexuality, psychologists say.