Scott Valdez, founder of Virtualdatingassistants.com, said that the seemingly endless options online can add to dater’s confusion.
“In a mega-city like NYC, there are thousands upon thousands of local singles using dating sites and apps,” Valdez said.
“We thought it would be cool to use an approach like Uber,” Sidorenko says.
“Where you basically create the request, and you get a car pretty soon.
“He wants to party with his bros and live in a filthy bachelor pad,” I replied, describing the heterosexual man-child of the distance-dating species, “but still have regular enough sex that he doesn’t explode or have to risk approaching someone new.” He doesn’t want a girlfriend; he wants a Tamagotchi he can feed by text message a couple of times a day and have sex with once a month. Long-distance daters could be the bachelor version of a “beard,” hiding a desire to remain unattached, but they could also be pioneers of a new form of partnership that works best at arm’s length.