You may have seen the name ‘Dan Rochkind’ popping up in your Twitter feed a lot over the past few days –and, naturally, you’ll have wondered why everybody is so obsessed with the 40-something businessman from New York City.
Well, as it turns out, Rochkind firmly pushed himself into the social media spotlight when he decided to make an important public service announcement.
Are you ready for this? Rochkind is 100% done with dating “hot” women.
That’s right: while he has absolutely no problem snagging the “most beautiful women” in New York City (thanks to his self-dubbed “muscular build and full head of hair), Rochkind found himself “dreading getting dinner with them because they couldn’t carry a conversation”.
The poor lamb went on to explain that he’s finally managed to shake off all the “swimsuit models” and “high-maintenance hotties” clamouring for his attention – and, nowadays, he’s happily engaged to a “merely beautiful woman”.
“[She] is a softer beauty, someone you can take home and cuddle with, and she’s very elegant,” he told The New York Post. “And she’s 5-foot-2, so she can’t be a runway model, but I think she’s really beautiful and is prettier than anyone I’ve dated.”
Unsurprisingly, the article (originally published on 12 April) has garnered a fair bit of attention on social media – and the Twitter reactions have been absolutely on point.
There was confusion:
There was the odd nod to President Donald Trump:
There was outrage on behalf of humankind:
There was concern for Rochkind’s “merely beautiful” fiancé:
And there were a lot of jokes about Rochkind’s ‘full head of hair’:
But, best of all, the article sparked a wave of hilarious confessions from the men and women of the Twitterverse.
In case you were wondering, Carly Spindel – a professional matchmaker and none other than Rochkind’s “merely beautiful” fiancé herself – has since penned a follow-up piece for The New York Post defending her client/partner from the backlash.
“He’s not a jerk,” she writes, before going on to insist that Rochkind is an “amazing person” and that “there are more women in this world than men, so single guys have more choices than women do”.
She adds that Rochkind thinks she’s “gorgeous, put-together, and smart”, explaining: “Beauty comes from within – if a woman is confident, knows her worth, has nice skin and pretty hair and takes care of herself – that’s what’s important.”
Hmm. Well, we’re willing to admit it when we make a mistake – and we were certainly wrong when it comes to this couple.
Because, judging by their comments, it seems as if Rochkind and Spindel really are the perfect match after all.