Meeting people was occasionally difficult — even in my twenties, I remember thinking “GOOD BARS ARE VERY NOISY.
Her memory of what dating must have been like in the ’90s was like sounds pretty idyllic though: Back then it was considered rude to be broken up with over the phone, with the worst offense occurring via answering machine. And that’s only if you had plans to see each other again.
I received an email from a hedge fund manager who wanted to talk to me about a job.
I called back to thank him but explained I was busy writing a book.
He asked what the book was about, and I wound up telling him about the Mormon marriage crisis.
“Wow,” he said, “that sounds a lot like the Shidduch Crisis.” I had never heard of it, but the Shidduch Crisis turned out to be a marriage crisis among Orthodox Jews remarkably similar to the one afflicting Mormons. Maybe the quality of a night out was improved by people being more selective? Now as it turns out, the hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts is in the generation above Silver. And Silver is absolutely correct, those were the days of men.