We all want the next best thing.” Tech inventor Ben Way, who moved to the Upper East Side from the UK, has also felt the pressure to stay single, since most of his friends aren’t in relationships — and blames this partly on American culture.
“In Europe, you’re either friends with benefits or monogamous,” says the 34-year-old, who now uses matchmaking service Lasting Connections.
“In New York, everyone has this feeling that they have limitless options,” the Gramercy-based lawyer tells The Post.
“We have this mentality of, ‘Why should I settle for Susan, who’s beautiful and smart, when I could turn the corner and meet Jessica, who’s just as smart and beautiful?
“I don’t know too many men who consistently want to play the field forever,” says Notas, noting that men who do this for more than a couple of years may have deeper psychological issues. “I’ve always considered myself a relationship guy, and I do want to have a family and kids, and it’s sort of frustrating,” he says.