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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A pair of Brooklyn business owners are on a mission to bring couples together with one fact that they believe to be true — every man wants to get married.
Childhood best friends Jean Alerte and Frank Gateau are hoping to end the battle of the sexes with “Single Man, Married Man,” a tell-all guidebook dishing the dirt on what men really think of romance.“Guys don’t really have an outlet to vent on relationships.
I went on a date with this guy but he was Portuguese and way too keen – asked me for naked pictures like the day after our date, I was like, seriously?
While Alerte has been married for five years, Gateau, managing partner alongside Alerte at PR firm Alerte, Carter & Associates, is a self-described “serial dater.”“We started having these little single-man, married-man conversations and it made us think we should start asking other men what they think,” Alerte, 33, said.
After three years of surveying more than 300 men online and conducting in-person interviews with their six co-authors, the duo is set to release their book on Feb. Told from the perspective of married, divorced and single guys, each chapter addresses points of contention between men and women, Alerte said, with titles including “The Reasons Men Cheat” and “Are You Too Strong, or Is He Too Weak?
I don't want to swipe right to just anyone who I have a Facebook friend with in case I don't really want to chat with that person."Hawver says it's much easier for him to swipe right on everyone than it is to be selective.
"I at least know that the people I'm matching with - the majority of them are willing to talk to me so I can say yes or no pretty quickly," he says.