Dating artistic guys


From the mid-’90s arrival of through the launch of dating apps like Tinder in the early 2010s, technology has altered the way most big-city singles look for love — and not in a good way.

For many men (and even some women), “swiping right” has replaced summoning the nerve to approach that lovely stranger across the room. Dating apps have made men lazy about approaching women they don’t know, and it has hurt the chances of finding true, lasting love.

Of nearly 20 single New York City women in their 20s through 40s I asked recently, most told me they rely on apps to get dates — not because they like it better, but because men are less inclined to approach them in real-life, natural settings.

And because they want their search for a loving partner to be as quick and efficient as possible.

Of course we kid — except maybe some of you have received such a treasure. The point is, artists are always looking for their next muse.

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