Howie said the love debate is “setting up a residency” here because the Twin Cities has the perfect storm of ingredients to brew up some high-quality coupling.
His radical theory: The Midwestern ethos we think makes us poor candidates for success on the dating front actually works in our favor. Like everywhere else, women here want men to try harder and men want women to make things easier.
When George, a hedge-funder in his 30s, is ready to move from the interface to a “real” email address, he shares a handle with them that includes a first name and last name — only they aren’t his own.
“I have a dating pseudonym,” admits George, who just relocated to Singapore after a decade in the West Village, and requested that his last name not be used for professional reasons.
There’s that same kind of hierarchical social atmosphere, and there is definitely always something that someone has that can benefit you, and it’s hard to put it out of your mind when socializing.
That’s why I prefer to live in New York rather than Los Angeles. I’m in the same time zone as my family now, and that’s a very important part of my life, and it has become even more important as life has become more demanding.
Twin Cities singles kvetch about how hard it is to meet possible mates, thinking that if they only lived somewhere warmer or more populous or socially relaxed, it would be easier to find love matches.