Looking for Mr. Mediocre

A trend story asks: Are women who "settle" the new dating pioneers?

Published November 16, 2005 3:25PM (EST)

The money quote from a story in today's New York Observer about high-powered women in New York and Hollywood "settling" for less successful men: "Sometimes dating dumb guys and dicking them around makes you feel like a man," says 30-year-old Allyson, a "wizened veteran of the pleasures and perils of dating down." Is there some truth to this?


By Lori Leibovich

Lori Leibovich is a contributing editor at Salon and the former editor of the Life section.

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