Dating ground rules
There’s something innately unnatural about finding out so much information so soon though. And in the flurry of pheromones and dick-pics we forget all the niceties and basic manners that come with meeting people offline.Do you really need to go back 72 weeks and find out that they low-key used to use the Toaster filter? It can all start to feel like a weird hyper-sexualised version of The Sims, where you’re briefly enamoured by the idea of someone and then quickly create a new character to obsess over. If you’re a guy do you go for a The Game (aka Meat Print Papi) style photo? Most apps are now linked to Instagram anyway, I know girls who’ve purposefully ‘rebranded’ themselves depending on what they’re looking for: if they’re looking for a boyfriend, they’ve refrained from drunk posts, bikini ass selfies, cigarettes in hand…He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.
Within minutes you can find someone hot, then find out if they like similar things to you, hang out at the same places, then within seconds find out who your mutual friends are, where they last got drunk and where their mum lives. The excitement and urgency at which we find people is reflective of the speed at which we move on. Quick backstory: We didn't meet on the job — we were dating for almost four years before we started working together (which, by the way, wasn't planned … But for about 11 months, we sat three cubes apart from one another and kept our relationship under wraps. People sometimes act differently at work than they do in their personal life. No need to send a blast email with "the news" of you and your cube-mate's new relationship.