Dating and job search
With stagnant wages and unemployment falling to 3.9% in July, down from 4% in June, people are looking for eager to find a leg up in their career. Philip Van Nostrand, a 37-year-old photographer from New York City, uses Tinder and Bumble to meet new women, but after a few dates these romantic encounters increasingly lead to new business opportunities. “People always know other people who could use one and they’re willing to recommend me.” One of his most recent matches led to photographing a couple’s wedding next year, which will rein in between ,000 to ,000 alone.
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When someone asks you how you’re doing, you’re supposed to say some version of “Pretty good! You work hard, and there’s no need to downplay what you do. After all, the absolute bare-minimum requirement for a person you’d want to date is that they care about you.
Misplaced stoicism hasn’t been sexy since with a bit of passion.
Back when I was single and had gotten well over 10,000 hours of practice smiling while listening to men talk about themselves, I went on a blind triple date with my two roommates and three men.
We arrived on time and got free shots with gummy worms in them, which was about the best part of the night.