These people are mostly strangers I met on dating apps or in nightlife situations. It is a strange practice to look for someone who could fill the void that we experience in our own soul.About Love is based on the necessity to feel something when you have the sensation you will never feel again. When we feel alone in the crowd of New York City (or wherever we may be) we look for a sign that we are not alone, that we share the same struggles, that we are alive." "I was in a particular period of my life when I could not feel anything.
Dating proves to be a particularly fruitful topic, with online dating a favorite subject. Tinder gets six mentions; OKCupid appears in three; and Hinge, e Harmony, and JDate all get nods.
Many columns deal with trials of true love: mental disorders, death and dying, cancer, infertility, crime and criminals, and adultery.
Speyer, 48, of Yorktown Heights, often thinks about offering single New Yorkers another choice beyond Tinder and with what he considers his family’s tried-and-true matchmaking methods.
Speyer spent more than a decade running the old-school matchmaking business Field’s Exclusive Service, which he sold off 10 years ago. There was never an algorithm or matchmaking software — only the trained eye of the Field family.
There were no online profiles — only the matchmakers, who interviewed clients and reviewed physical profiles at the Field’s office.
When they made what they considered a good pairing, the man and woman each got a letter from Field’s and the man would then contact the woman to arrange a date, Speyer said.
Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.
Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.
Clients were encouraged to call each other to arrange the first date — Field’s wouldn’t even provide email addresses of the prospective matches.