Inside The Trouble with 45-Year-Olds from New Jersey

A visit to the world’s largest dating service,

“The Match algorithm should have figured out that I don’t want a 45-year-old from New Jersey,” said one frustrated thirty-something professional woman from Manhattan. “Every time I log on I feel faintly insulted.”

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  1. From the Match article in FT:

    "Indeed, says Thombre, “the politics one is quite interesting. Conservatives are far more open to reaching out to someone with a different point of view than a liberal is.” That is, when it comes to looking for love, conservatives are more open-minded than liberals." Hmmmm…….

  2. Brent Buckner says:

    The dual of that problem is "the problem with thirty-something professional women from Manhattan."

    IIRC, folks of that description are in relative oversupply in that region. Maybe is doing about as well as can be expected for her….

  3. optimader says:

    roger that…
    "the problem with thirty-something professional women from Manhattan."

    maybe replace "is" for "with"?

    "the problem is thirty-something professional women from Manhattan."

    What is their redeeming quality?? selfcentered whining of unrealistic expectations? frankly, if one must resort to a computer dating service in a population dense urban area, root cause analysis of the dysfunction probably remains on manhattan just behind the keypad rather than in new jersey.