As baby boomers, we’ve seen many trends come and go. We saw the rise and fall of disco, although some of us would claim that it’s still alive and kicking!Many of the women among us, including myself, wore power suits, with intimidating shoulder pads, in the 1980s.While the data by no means paints a statistically perfect picture – the infographic spans just 68 shows over the last 64 years – it does take some of the most notable examples, especially those from the ’50s through the ’80s on network television.(Great cable programs that changed the discourse of the last couple decades do filter in, likely factored in to account for the rise of cable television itself in the last few years).Staring at profile after profile after profile of smiling men who assure me they are easygoing and ready for something new, the stakes feel impossibly high. Wine might happen; candlelight, too, followed by a gentle tussle over who picks up the tab. I can change the setting for a first encounter, too, to feel less like a date.
Let’s just say that my sweatbands are buried in a box somewhere deep in my basement, never to return. I hummed my way through the next day, swatting aside the doubts that bubbled up whenever I pictured Mike’s photo. No matter what you tell yourself (or each other) before you walk in, a date is freighted. It took me the longest to accept that there is pressure on a first date, regardless of whether your would-be partner assures you otherwise.The details and the scope of the plan are still being worked out, but district attorneys have at least agreed to get rid of warrants that date back at least 20 years ago and older, which comes out to about 200,000 warrants, according to court figures obtained by the The top prosecutors in the Bronx and Brooklyn, however, want to move that figure up to at least 10 years or older, which would account for about 800,000 warrants and include a chunk of the Bloomberg administration and beyond. But right now, that 20-year period seems to be the starting point, and a standard that’s workable with City Hall and the NYPD.