“We’re all hyper-connected online and yet we’re fundamentally disconnected.” That gender essentialism may help sell books on how to decipher the behaviors of the “opposite” sex, but this is 2013—nobody buys books anymore.
Smartphone-enabled daters across the country are busy interpreting their own texts and coming to alternate conclusions about romantic connections between men and women.
Im reminded of my life and Im not sad to see them go.
For many, this new landscape has made dating more fun, more diverse, and more empowering than ever. Hold on tight; we’re not in Kansas anymore…In the city, we’re all very busy, and time is the most precious of all our assets.
We command instantaneous communication, real-time news, and 24/7 information, and our dating attitudes now reflect the same warp-speed principles.
Our date began when so many dates begin: 7 oclock on Friday nighta reasonable hour, clich really, when you consider how many people structure their romantic lives around weekend dinner and a movie routines. The usual progression of a date, assuming it starts in the evening, is that we end up at my place for sex, and then he or she goes home around 1 or 2.
If the date bleeds into morning and the person wakes up in my bed, the chance of it extending into the afternoon with brunch and more sex and cuddling into the early evening is next to none.