File this one under “jobs I did not know exist” as apparently one can now make a healthy living being a ghost writer for people on dating apps.
Because that is exactly what this woman Meredith Golden (and I assume others) does as a career. That’s right, the person you are communicating with on a dating app might just be a 42-year-old mom and not that clever 25-year-old you thought you were chatting with. Totally not weird at all, right?
On the plus side, whoever you are communicating with obviously has a lot of disposable income because Golden charges up to $900 a pop to whisper sweet nothings to potential dates.
Reports the New York Post…
The idea of working as an online dating coach came to her after setting up several of her friends who ultimately got married in the late 1990s. Two years ago, she started charging for the service after people she didn’t know came to her for help.
This might be the best part: seeing as how Golden has been married for years she’s never actually used a dating app for herself.
Golden juggles a maximum of 12 clients at a time, charging them $900 for the first month of coaching, $700 for the second, and $500 for each additional month. She said she works with men of all ages but most women who come to her are in their mid-to-late 30s. While some clients have relationship problems to be solved, most people come to her because they are simply too busy to date. She mentions one client, a divorced investment banker in her late 40s who is “beautiful, successful, and single.” She’s got a high-pressure job and two kids on the Upper East Side in New York City — and no time for dating.
Golden also spoke to New York Magazine about her very unique career…
According to Golden, she is especially successful when she poses as a straight male client. First of all, she sends the guy to a professional photographer to get some decent photos. Men “just don’t think,” she sighed. “The bathroom selfie kills me.” After beautifying her client’s dating-app profiles, Golden starts impersonating him, affecting that confident, assured posture ladies love. A lot of guys on dating apps never sack up and ask for a first date; Golden makes her (client’s) move right away.
“I think I’m a dream when a girl is communicating with me,” she said proudly. “Cause I know what she wants, and I’m just like, banging it out. Asking for the meet and getting it.”
She’s starting to make me see the appeal of this now.
As for whether she’s ever been busted pretending to be someone else?
Golden does not worry about the singles on the other end of the line feeling duped; to this day, she has never been caught impersonating anyone. “The banter is so quick,” she insisted. Her client list is private, of course.
She does, however, have to catch herself when she sees someone she’s communicated with…
“There was a guy I used to see on all the dating apps,” she recalled. “I guess he’s in a relationship, because I don’t see him anymore. But I saw him — he must live like a block from me — I saw him on the street! It was like a celebrity sighting for me. I thought he was so cute, and I had to stop myself from being like, ‘What’s up Josh!’ Because I know so much about him, but he has no clue he’s been having this conversation with me. So yeah, I stopped myself.”
Amazing. What a world we live in now, huh?
H/T Some eCards
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