May 16, 2015

WHY NYC WOMEN WISH THEY LIVED IN THE ‘MAD MEN’ ERA:  Or, why the “Sex & the City” life isn’t so great for finding a permanent mate.

The proliferation of online dating sites and “hookup culture” — or decreased stigma around no-strings-attached sex between strangers — means that immature men’s playground is no longer just the halls of their office buildings. It’s the entire city. . . .

“When I watch ‘Mad Men,’ I think, ‘Wouldn’t it have been great to date a man who knows what he likes to drink, who pulls out the chair, who dresses up and is clean shaven and at least wears a sport jacket?’ It’s sexy,” said Notkin.

Pretty much, except I would say that it’s not just immature men, but also equally immature women, that are perpetuating hookup culture.  And I don’t know many women who’d really want to work in the office environment portrayed in Mad Men.  But the well mannered, well groomed men and women portrayed in the series do seem to be endangered species nowadays.

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