Dating harder nowadays
Chitre, an environmental lawyer and the founder of Priyamvada Sustainability Consulting, considers herself “a 9 or a 10,” but she says she’s done with gorgeous guys.Now, she’s more interested in “superballer” men with high-paying careers.“I still want someone who’s in decent shape, but it’s more important to find a guy who’s goal-oriented,” she says.“[Beautiful men] are very into their bodies and don’t really care about people that much, or make time for their family.” Megan Young, a 23-year-old p.r.Unlike the square-jawed bachelors who disrespected her, Argese is more boy-next-door in the looks department. “He’s not a model, but he’s so much more attractive in who he is as a person,” Young says.And best of all, she says, Argese doesn’t just see her as a status symbol.
But he’s quick to note that he’s not just a great set of abs — he also plays the violin and speaks seven languages.After dating an athletic banker with model good looks for two years, Sonali Chitre, 34, has sworn off hotties.“He was a Nazi about his diet and would work out hard-core and cared more about his body than just living life,” says Chitre, who broke up with the finance guy last October.“I met some nice people, but realistically I went for the hottest girl you could find.” He spent the better part of his 30s going on up to three dates a week, courting 20-something blond models, but eventually realized that dating the prettiest young things had its drawbacks — he found them flighty, selfish and vapid.
“Beautiful women who get a fair amount of attention get full of themselves,” he says.
“But after a date or two, they’ll have problems hanging out with you and then will ghost.” Last year, she stopped putting looks at the top of her dating criteria on Bumble, instead opting for guys who traveled a lot and were “make the most out of their lives” types.