Crowell was recently canned by her employer, the online fashion channel Style Caster, because DABA had become too much of a distraction.
Daily delivered to your inbox Did everyone get punk'd? In an editor's note prompted by questions from NEWSWEEK, the Times contended that the DABA girls had misled their reporter, that it should not have described the site as a support group and that it was caught unawares by word that much of the site's content was pixie dust. She insists that DABA is rooted in truth—the romantic ramifications of economic decline—and that she and Petrus launched it as a way to poke fun at themselves when the recession turned their men into "emotional train wrecks." "Did my boyfriend want to watch 'Gossip Girl' rather than hang out with me? "Yes." Her agency, Janklow & Nesbit, says that's enough for a book deal.
But hold on a minute—are the DABA girls even for real? DABA cofounder Laney Crowell tells NEWSWEEK that what The New York Times and many other outlets portrayed as a serious Web site is, in fact, a full-blown parody by Crowell and her sidekick Megan Petrus, a Manhattan lawyer. Often the DABA girls invent fresh details for maximum satirical effect."That isn't my life," says Crowell, 27, from a coffee shop near her apartment in New York's West Village.
Dressed modestly in jeans and a pullover, Crowell describes her DABA identity as an online "character" and admits that she doesn't actually know anyone with a boyfriend-backed credit card or a slashed department-store allowance.
Let me explain, you’re 25 now and will likely stay pretty hot for the next but less so each year. If my money were to go away, so would you, so when your beauty fades I need an out. So a deal that makes sense is dating, not marriage.
Separately, I was taught early in my career about efficient markets.
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