A couple of months ago, Aparna, a friend of mine, called me up. Aparna is an extremely attractive, well-groomed divorcee in her late 30s. So, with the best of intentions, I suggested that she try out a popular singles network in Bangalore. So, her call was to beg me to use my “influence” (as a media professional) and get her in, somehow. These two successful, sophisticated individuals seemed perfect for each other, or so we thought.
“They told me I was too old to be an eligible single,” she recalls. Recently, another friend of mine tried to do some match-making — she wanted P, a 40-year-old corporate honcho of my acquaintance to meet R, a 45-year-old family friend of hers who was back in India after a long stint abroad.
They have no time to nurture long-term relationships.
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That he would be quite old himself for a 35-year-old be damned.
And never mind that modern medical advances now make it possible for women who are 40-plus (even 60-plus) to easily bear children (if they want to).
Valerie, like others I interviewed for this story, spoke on the condition that her real name not be used. She lives in a downtown condo and often travels internationally for work.
Like The Suit, she’s an aggressive, high-functioning, time-strapped professional, and she found that men who worked downtown were more likely to share her pragmatic approach to dating. Giving Tinder conquests nicknames helps Valerie and her girlfriends keep track of who’s who during their daily debriefs. There was Miami Vice (drove a white Range Rover and had a slicked-back ’80s hairdo), Bromeo (who bragged about his designer loafers) and Sweater Vest—a nice guy who took her to the AGO and invited her to a friend’s housewarming party, but ultimately, Valerie didn’t feel a spark. She says a lot of guys she meets approach dating like an investment, and she checks a lot of boxes—she’s smart, career-driven and a knockout, with Barbie-blond hair and Brooke Shields brows. For Valerie, the advantage of conducting her sex life through her smartphone is that it allows for maximum productivity with minimal effort.