Modern day dating
Namely: hook-ups, one-night stands, cohabitation, speed and Internet dating, bluetoothing, blind dating, serial monogamous relationships and booty calls.
There is also anonymous sex, recreational sex, casual sex, group sex, safe sex, dry sex and a host of other seductive sounding dating categories coined by the sexually active and glamorized by the media, music and Hollywood.
You hardly have anything to talk about since you have a lot more to do when you meet (yes that) and texting is easier and cheaper.
In “Sex in the City,” one of the characters, Samantha, played by Kim Cattrall, has sex with at least two men per episode. She heard the “Safe sex” message and using condoms, gleefully explored and enjoined her sexuality.
Although her flesh is a revolving door for nameless men, freaks, players, homosexuals and married men. Although she attended church faithfully, the silky smooth, sexually charged words of R. Even after hearing stirring sermons on virtue, Monique didn’t see anything wrong with a little bump and grind.
I am not in a relationship – or in what someone 20 years older than me would consider a relationship – yet rarely am I definitively single. Our vocabulary is straining as much as we are to encompass the world of modern dating. Recently The New York Times questioned whether traditional courtship was over, and whether ‘hanging out’ had replaced ‘dating’. Last Friday night I met four girlfriends for drinks after work. We’d met at a mutual friend’s party around Christmas, and had seen each other a couple of times since with friends. We follow the new rules as assiduously as they do, are just as uneasy about being pinned down, just as likely to be the texter as the textee. Why make a phone-call or suggest a date when you can send a non-committal text that merely dangles the possibility of meeting?
All week we’d been texting, messaging and emailing. If, like me, you’re a ‘millennial’ (born between 19) you will have never known adulthood – or adult relationships – without a mobile phone. Instead of dating (an American term anyway) we might be ‘seeing someone’, ‘having a thing’, ‘hooking up’. ) let the rest of the world into our online world with gay abandon: you’d like to see 50 pictures of me on a bikini on the beach? If they’re keen, you’ll see each other; if not, they’ll plead prior plans. But at least one of you can end up feeling confused.
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Take a look: We aren’t really looking to “date,” per se.