“I could have [anyone] I wanted,” says Rochkind, now 40 and an Upper East Sider with a muscular build and a full head of hair.
“I met some nice people, but realistically I went for the hottest girl you could find.” He spent the better part of his 30s going on up to three dates a week, courting 20-something blond models, but eventually realized that dating the prettiest young things had its drawbacks — he found them flighty, selfish and vapid.
If you have ever tried casual dating, been in a relationship, had a crush on anyone, or hooked up with someone, then you already know that dating kind of sucks.
Sure, it’s fun to feel butterflies in your stomach when you get a text you think is from that someone special, but you know what’s not fun?
(Notice the “reader versus publisher” attitudes there…) So, who’s right?
Is the whole notion of evergreen content undermined by dates that gradually erode the value many readers place upon it? As a writer, I constantly use the internet for research.
But, bad puns aside, the decision whether or not to date your blog content (*groan*) is also about making the right impression on someone you hope will still be around when the coffee arrives: the reader.But as I learned at Ok Cupid, men don’t necessarily end up dating young women, even if they think they’re gorgeous.Men on the site tend to message women closer to their own age; very few men over 30 actually reach out to 20-year-old women.In another, women were asked to judge the attractiveness of 238 men based on their high school yearbook photos from 30 years ago.The men who were judged to be the best-looking had higher rates of divorce.