This Courageous Guy Was Brave Enough to Stop Dating Hot Women and Then Share His Bold Story With the World

This Courageous Guy Was Brave Enough to Stop Dating Hot Women and Then Share His Bold Story With the World

This Courageous Guy Was Brave Enough to Stop Dating Hot Women and Then Share His Bold Story With the World

Samantha Cooney is the content strategy editor at TIME.

Social media users are slamming the subject of a New YorkPostarticle, who said that he found love after he stopped pursuing the hottest girl you could find.

The article, which is titled Why I wont date hot women anymore, focused on 40-year-old Dan Rochkind, who said that he spent most of his 30s going on multiple dates a week with blond models but found himself unsatisfied. I could have [anyone] I wanted, he told thePost. Beautiful women who get a fair amount of attention get full of themselves Eventually, I was dreading getting dinner with them because they couldnt carry a conversation.

The article connects Rochkinds love life to a February 2017studyfrom researchers at Harvard University, University of La Verne and Santa Clara University, which found that people who are deemed more attractive are more likely to have poor relationship satisfaction. Rochkind eventually began dating Carly Spindel, who the articles author, Christian Gollayan, described as a woman who isnt a bikini model. The two are now engaged.

[She] is a softer beauty, someone you can take home and cuddle with, and shes very elegant, Rochkind told thePost. And shes 5-foot-2, so she cant be a runway model, but I think shes really beautiful and is prettier than anyone Ive dated.

Rochkinds comments and the story has been widely mocked and criticized as sexist on social media.

Spindel laterwroteon Instagram that thePoststory wasnt an accurate reflection of her husband-to-be. Good job @nypost of twisting my fiancs words, making him look like an asshole (which isnt the case), and making me look beyond unattractive! None of what he said is true, she wrote.

Rochkind and the author of the New YorkPoststory did not immediately respond toMottos request for comment.

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