Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.
Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.
He was waiting for me in my local London pub, The Bells, in his tight jeans, T-shirt and trainers, looking a little apprehensive. By and large he wasn't interested in girls of his own age.
He offered to buy me a drink but that didn't seem right, so I went to the bar and got my own glass of wine. 'All they want to talk about is The X Factor and the latest celebrity gossip. Many would say the age gap between us was absurd, but I don't think either of us thought about it for a second.
But when it comes to breakups, there’s another phrase that rings true: hindsight is 20/20. I’ve been taking myself on dates—going to dinner or lunch by myself, or taking myself to the movies alone.
If you get lucky, you will find yourself on a date with someone who is polite, reliable, and overall good company.When it’s unhealthy—or just not the right match—it can literally...Read more They say you never know a good thing till it's gone.This generation is radically rethinking straight sex and marriage, but at what cost?In Part One of a two-part series, Rolling Stone goes under the covers in search of new approaches to intimacy, commitment and hooking up.Whether a tiny container garden or a vast plot of intricate designs, these spaces bring joy to those who pause to look and enjoy. Read more Love is a small word with huge implications.