“It showed she had poor taste,” Varnava, a doctoral candidate in physics at Rutgers University, says of his would-be date.
“It’s one of those small things that contributes to a person’s whole personality.” Coffee Meets Bagel is just one of many dating apps now siphoning private data in hopes of successfully linking like-minded singles.
When Desiree Royer spotted a suave gentleman sporting a three-piece Armani suit step into a dingy pub in Hartford, Conn., she felt like she was starring in a rom-com. Big,” Royer recalls of that fateful encounter in 2003, referring to the high-powered “Sex and the City” character played by Chris Noth.
Back then, she was a 21-year-old artist and bartender, and he was a 26-year-old consultant on Wall Street.
But Varnava’s hopes were dashed when he dug deeper and realized she had a fatal flaw.
“I saw that she had been listening to Nickelback,” he tells The Post, barely able to utter the name of the widely reviled Canadian rock band.
“I threw my water at him and stormed out,” she says.
“I said that if he wanted to treat me like a high-class prostitute, he could [at least] give me the option to be one.” She swore off dating finance guys then and there.
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