04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Was My Wingman

We progressives might lament that the first year of the Obama Administration hasn't brought about the transformational change he advertised. However at least in one sphere, of particular importance to yours truly, the coming of the Age of Obama has been nothing short of revolutionary.

Thanks to him, there's never been a better time in the history of the planet for tall, skinny, middle-aged black men to get a date.

I wrote an essay thanking the POTUS for reversing what seemed like a lifetime's dating dry spell in the current GQ.

I want to thank him here for something much more important. Toward the end of the election, when Obamamania was at its most manic and I was parallel dating for the first time in my life, a stunning reporter interviewed me in a local cafe.

Amanda and I were married this January.

I should send the president a present.

To read the entire article, "Obama Is My Wingman," in GQ click here.