This gives men a much wider pool of romantic candidates.Mark, divorced and dating also complained to me, “Women are their own worst enemy when it comes to equality. “I’ve dated guys for two months here and there, and for different reasons we’d break up,” Ross said, “maybe because our schedules didn’t align, or it just wasn’t forever.” But like a lot of single New Yorkers, Ross is looking for forever. Ross (not her real name), 38, has lived in Manhattan for 16 years, and in that time she has been in one long-term relationship, which lasted about 18 months.Realistically, however, the sheer number of prospective partners creates its own major problem—but also a huge business opportunity.Market research firm IBISWorld estimates 8% of the nearly 4,000 dating services nationwide, including online apps, matchmakers and singles events planners, are based in New York state.
In general, men send far more messages but get fewer replies than women.Or, hey, maybe it's that people look better when they aren't bundled up in an oversized turtleneck sweater.Dating site Match told Business Insider that July tends to be one of its busiest months. Men date a wide spectrum of ages, incomes and heights. They don’t want “more” and in many cases they prefer “less.”(less success = less complications…)My friend Charles was frustrated after being ‘let down easy’ with the excuse “I think we want different lifestyles.”He said, “Why do women have such a narrow band for dating and then complain there is no one out there?!