What's up, ladies? Where you at? Two stories in today's Observer suggest it's "somewhere tricky." Did you know a mother of four was at the head of doing the Bank of America TARP repayment stock-offer deal? Imagine that, a lady-one with children even. That is so crazy! I'm not even going to be like Jesus Christ no profile of a man ever started like that because, why bother, guys. (The rest of it is interesting though! She is actually of interest!) And here is a report on a gathering of women, who have had it with the commitment-phobia of New York men and have resorted to dating Europeans (but NOT people from like Africa or Asia or anything gross like that).
The thing is, this story is totally charming and expertly done, and totally true in that way that all trend stories are true, which is to say, true for those whose lives are anecdotes.
The collective sigh that evening was in reference to the stubborn, New York man-child with his perpetual fear of marriage and confused ("I love you, now go away") approach to relationships. It is now an entrenched cultural truth: A desirable woman in her 30s could meet someone, date for a while, enter a relationship, spend Thanksgiving at her boyfriend's parents' house, rent an apartment together, adopt a pet, wash his skivvies for years and still: Long-term commitment is not guaranteed.
And so they dated Danes and Germans alike. God, no wonder circumcision is way down these days-everyone's ("everyone's") baby-daddy is from Europe!
Anyway. Highly enjoyable! And also? "Entrenched cultural truth" is the best possible way to express this idea about New York men! It's such a marvelous turn of phrase, alluding as it does to a condition of constant disavowal.