Yes. Of course. This is exactly how I think of Staten Island – as one of Chemistry.com’s Top 10 Cities to find a sensitive man.
The borough came in 10th out of 10, but that still made it more warm and fuzzy than any other part of New York City. It even beat such castles of empathy as San Francisco, Calif., and Portland, Ore., which didn’t make the list.
What was the basis for deciding which town felt things deeply enough?
“These 10 cities are packed with a certain kind of man, what I call ‘builders,’” said Dr. Helen Fisher, the Chief Scientific Adviser to Chemistry.com.
“They deeply value loyalty, duty, respectability and proper moral conduct. They want to do the ‘right’ thing. So builders go way out of their way to keep their social relationships running smoothly. So they watch, listen, and gauge what they need to do to help others and they do it naturally. It’s these chivalrous qualities that make a sensitive man.”
OK, granted, a local Staten Island caterer was just convicted of threatening a rival caterer with a gun. But even he was trying to build something – an empire, apparently.