Dating old screws
Ever since Michael Garofola, 36, moved to New York in October, his calendar has been packed with different women penciled in for dinner or drinks.
As a former “Bachelorette” contestant, Garofola knows he has no problem scoring with women — he goes on up to five first dates a week, which he says usually include a drink or two and nothing beyond a goodnight smooch on the cheek.
“Everywhere you go, you’ll be with one girl, but then you see another beautiful girl, and suddenly your mind can go elsewhere …
“Meanwhile, all my single guy friends love their freedom and tell me to keep dating, too.” Like Garofola, he finds the city’s surplus of datable women to be a con — not a pro — when it comes to finding a potential mate.
“There’s temptation everywhere,” says Borich, who finds most of his dates through Bumble, Happn and Plenty Of Fish.
Garofola isn’t the only guy who is fed up with playing the field.
Sure, the numbers are in their favor: A survey by NYC’s Economic Research and Analysis group found that young single women in Manhattan outnumber single men nearly 2 to 1 — and it’s pressuring NYC’s most eligible bachelors to be on the prowl, even if it’s not what they really want.
But in the past two months, he’s been feeling spent by the mating game.“In New York, everyone has this feeling that they have limitless options,” the Gramercy-based lawyer tells The Post.But while he claims he only swipes right on less than 10 percent of profiles, his good looks still net him more than 100 matches a week — and it’s tiring trying to keep up.“It can be mentally and physically exhausting, and I start to question the time and money I’ve spent,” he says.
“We have this mentality of, ‘Why should I settle for Susan, who’s beautiful and smart, when I could turn the corner and meet Jessica, who’s just as smart and beautiful?’” Garofola meets most of the women he dates on Tinder, Bumble and the League.