And that’s when this meeting took an interesting turn…First, some back story, before we get to that unexpected twist that happened at the end of my talk.
As a fully impotent cancer survivor with a female partner, we have been speaking to men, women and couples about sex, intimacy and relationships for years.
A look that millions of men have when they struggle with this condition that seems to becoming increasingly prevalent.
I half-joked that Jacqueline and I considered starting a dating site for men with E. because there were many women who would love to be their mate.
In “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” out today, Birger, a former writer for Fortune and Money magazines, crunched demographic, census and other data to show that it really is historically rough out there for the ladies.
On the flip side, there are 1,101 single men per 1,000 single women in San Diego and 1,068 single men per 1,000 single women in Seattle.Once again, the places with the highest ratios are smaller metros: Hanford-Corcoran, California, with 1,859 single men per 1,000 single women; Jacksonville, North Carolina, with 1,777; The Villages, Florida, with 1,724; Watertown-Fort Drum, New York, with 1,445; and Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana, with 1,438.But the truth is, the most realistic picture is achieved by charting singles across a series of age ranges. Younger single men outnumber younger single women across the board.Given that our own relationship fulfillment (emotional and sexual) continues to be beyond our most ardent dreams, we are always curious to see if other couples where the man has impotency are having a similar experience. Every woman we have interviewed over the years who has been with a man with E. or full impotence –and who has not slipped into despair or victimhood, describes them as “The world’s greatest lovers!” Okay, I know, this sounds very self-serving given my condition, but stay with me and you will see why this response is not that unusual.
Don't book your flight just yet because there are some things you should keep in mind before falling for the first Valentino you meet when you step off the plane. Even the ones who aren't blessed with a statuesque figure or a chiseled face know how to put on a show for the ladies.