Excellent piece, Heidi, particularly the math. It seems we’ve reached a state of double-standard where we’re no longer embarrassed to say, “This is what I want and I don’t care if it’s hypocritical.” In my post “Are Men Really That Simple?” (a satire, by the way), I received a number of comments from women saying, “Men really are that simple, Robert, but I love them for that. Women can be such hypocritical, vindictive bitches.” In my dating profile, I put “I used to make good money, but I gave it up. I prefer writing books and renovating.” I must have reduced my dating possibilities by 75%. I’m also 5' 11" (add another 10%). Great writing, anyway, Heidi. Really enjoyed this.

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