This Guy “Won’t Date Hot Women Anymore” and the Internet Can’t Handle It
While we should always stay open to meeting different sorts of people while dating, there’s obviously nothing wrong with having preferences or standards. However, one dude has just very publicly declared that he “won’t date hot women anymore,” and the internet just can’t handle it.
In a piece published in the New York Post and written by Christian Gollayan, Dan Rochkind is described as a 40-year-old private equity executive and Upper West Sider with a muscular build and a full head of hair. In his 30s, he apparently “had no problem snagging the city’s most beautiful women.” In his own words, “I could have [anyone] I wanted. I met some nice people, but realistically I went for the hottest girl you could find.”
However, Rochkind felt that the models he was dating weren’t quite what he was looking for. “Beautiful women who get a fair amount of attention get full of themselves,” he said. “Eventually, I was dreading getting dinner with them because they couldn’t carry a conversation.”
"I was dreading getting dinner with them because they couldn’t carry a conversation" https://t.co/AhlGGUPKQa
— New York Post (@nypost) April 13, 2017
The writer, Christian Gollayan, assures readers that Rochkind is “enthusiastic about his decision to give up high-maintenance hotties,” and in the piece, a photo of the Upper West Sider and his current partner is captioned, “Dan Rochkind used to date swimsuit models, but he’s happier now that he’s engaged to a merely beautiful woman, Carly Spindel.”
While the article continues to say that “Rochkind’s ideas about sexy bikini babes are correct,” and uses a study from Harvard University, University of La Verne, and Santa Clara University to back up the theory, the reaction to the piece has been… not great.
Plenty of people are taking aim at Rochkind…
Because hot women won't date you anymore. Next question. pic.twitter.com/k8CxdSNgQu
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) April 13, 2017
ah yes every girl's fantasy, to grow up and be called 'merely beautiful' by her fiance in the new york post pic.twitter.com/gTLCNd8Q1Z
— Alanna Okun (@alanna) April 13, 2017
To be clear the NY Post article guy has absolutely never dated a swimsuit model in his life. He once went out with a girl who owned a bikini
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) April 13, 2017
"Beautiful women get full of themselves" says this guy who is totally not full of himself. pic.twitter.com/485RKwNZH4
— MatzohNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 13, 2017
Why I won't date men period anymore pic.twitter.com/i00PZ6Lioh
— Hayley MacMillen (@hlmacmillen) April 13, 2017
However, Rochkind’s fiancé came to his defense, posting an image of the article to Instagram with the caption, “Good job @nypost of twisting my fiancés words, making him look like an asshole (which isn’t the case), and making me look beyond unattractive! None of what he said is true #satire #fakenews #nypost.”
And she’s not the only one who’s unimpressed…
this caption is so savagely written this has to be a piece of satire pic.twitter.com/yqL59UMkTO
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) April 13, 2017
Hold my beer. And then pass it to the person next to you. So we can all individually spit take at the New York Post piece on dating.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 13, 2017
What do you think about the article and reaction to it? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Refinery29; photo via Chris Hondros/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)