I couldn’t agree more. On the occasions in the USA when I’ve tried dating the experience has been almost uniformly atrocious, especially when meeting middle-class career-oriented women who genuinely seemed to believe that a corporate interviewing style was appropriate. On one particularly awful occasion the situation became so surreal that in a spirit of irony I pulled up my LinkedIn profile on my phone and handed it to her, and she then in all seriousness proceeded to review my employment history. “Why do only five people recommend you for business analysis?” was her next intimacy-inducing question.

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