Dateless in Manhattan

A fascinating tale: A Deplorable Looks for a Date. And as a “deplorable”, he does seem to have a redeeming feature or two:

Thomas D. Klingenstein is a principal in the investment firm of Cohen, Klingenstein, LLC and the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Claremont Institute.

It is a harrowing account of love in the Age of Trump, a horror story actually, beyond imagination. This, however, is incredible.

Some conservatives would claim that my being turned down because of my politics is an example of the closed-mindedness of liberals. Perhaps. Though it may just be that conservatives like me, surrounded as we are by liberals, would end up dateless if we limited ourselves to conservatives. As an example of the liberal-conservative imbalance in New York City, in my election district on the Upper West side of Manhattan, out of 12,000 people, a whopping four voted for Trump. Two of these four, a married couple, I am friends with. The odds that the fourth is Miss Right are not in my favor.

I thought Trump’s election was itself the Art of the Impossible. Sleepless in Seattle presented a romantic challenge, but finding love and contentment for a conservative in New York seems to be beyond the widest realm of possibility. And just in case you don’t remember the movie plot:

After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (Ross Mallinger). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where it will lead, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.

My only advice to Sam if he’s meeting a reporter in New York, don’t wear your MAGA hat whatever you do.

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17 Responses to Dateless in Manhattan

  1. duncanm

    Do unmarried women face shortages of partners in the US marriage market?

    Marriage is still based on love, but it also is fundamentally an economic transaction.

    Tom needs to understand that he is the prize.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    As an example of the liberal-conservative imbalance in New York City, in my election district on the Upper West side of Manhattan, out of 12,000 people, a whopping four voted for Trump.

    The West Side has been underwater for about 11 years according to James Hansen’s 1988 global warming prediction. Soon, therefore, they will all have to come up for air.

  3. Crossie

    Though it may just be that conservatives like me, surrounded as we are by liberals, would end up dateless if we limited ourselves to conservatives. As an example of the liberal-conservative imbalance in New York City,

    Thomas May think that he is a conservative but he seems to be acting just like every other liberal in New York. Why must his date be a New Yorker? I assume he has holidays and goes away so why not visit where there are lots of conservatives? If he met a non-New Yorker girl I’m pretty certain she would move if he were serious. This is the stuff of innumerable romance novels and films just like Sleepless in Seattle that he referenced.

  4. Crossie

    My only advice to Sam if he’s meeting a reporter in New York, don’t wear your MAGA hat whatever you do.

    And lack of romantic prospects would be the least of his problems.

  5. Why must his date be a New Yorker?

    Was struggling with that part.
    He writes as if he’s restricting himself to a radius of 12,000 people.
    There’s a whole world out there bud, never mind just New York state & surrounds, & the whole USA.

  6. Ellen

    Why must his date be a New Yorker? Because in spite of his claims to be a Trump supporter, he would be appalled at the idea of dating a real Trump supporter from the mid-West. Class still exists in America, regardless of which politicians you support.

  7. JC

    Steve

    The west side is the Soviet precinct of NYC.

    Look, I think there may be something wrong with the fucker writing this. This is on the Upper East-side, but I think the stat would also apply to the West-side. The ratio of sheilas to males on the Upper East-side of marriageable age is 2:1. If that fucker can’t score a date with that stat even taking into consideration the lopsidedness of the Trump vote, then there is something wrong with him.

  8. Woolfe

    Trip to Cuba should fix this. Maybe business op for the Good Dr B?

  9. Squirrel

    This story might also help to explain the shy Trump voter effect, the Brexit surprise and ScoMo’s 18 May Miracle – men who pretend to be more PC than they are (and vote) in order to impress and appease the women in their lives.

  10. thefrollickingmole

    Lucky theres no groupthink there then.

  11. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    By only focusing on females he is dismissing 50% of the population. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  12. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    As an example of the liberal-conservative imbalance in New York City, in my election district on the Upper West side of Manhattan, out of 12,000 people, a whopping four voted for Trump. Two of these four, a married couple, I am friends with. The odds that the fourth is Miss Right are not in my favor.

    Good lord.

  13. Dr Fred Lenin

    God ! glad Im not a young single man looking for a wife in New York , the divorce lawyers must be thick on the ground there ,and making a fortune . These young women would be formidable ,bloody frightening ,ball busters ,poor blokes ,no wonder there are so many poofters about .

  14. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The man himself.

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  15. Chris M

    Scrap NY, besides the people there are way rude. Maybe he needs a Venezuelan hottie, heard they are not so big on the left Socialism stuff anymore. Heh, get in before the wall is completed.

  16. Shy Ted

    If he thinks he’s got problems finding a date he should come to Oz. Mind you he is 65 so he should head to Thailand.

  17. alan sivkoff

    dateless in Manhattan? Is that the reason Malcolm is selling up?

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