How the Guys You Know Will Help You Find the Love You Want
AMBIGUOUS TEXTS. SUDDEN BLOWOFFS. CONFUSING HOOKUPS. MIXED SIGNALS. THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE YOUR LOVE LIFE. IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING DEBUT, based on nationwide interviews with women and men, Jessica Massa leads you through today’s post-dating world, where the rules of sex, dating, and relationships have completely changed. The Gaggle is the ultimate guide to finding love in the modern age.
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SO HERE’S MY FIRST QUESTION . . .
How would you define your romantic status right now?
• “Single. Incredibly, unbelievably single.”
• “Ha! Well, it’s sort of up in the air.”
• “Gray . . . ?”
• “In a relationship for—well, two months later we asked each other, ‘So when would you say that we started dating?’ And we were like, ‘Oh, New Year’s Eve, when we got wasted and made out.’”
• “It’s really complicated. How much time do...see more
DATING 101: A CRASH COURSE
I broke up with my last boyfriend to embark on this single journey, and I had absolutely no clue what I was getting myself into. I was like, “I’m going to find myself and become an independent woman and focus on me,” and it’s just turned into this big clusterfuck.
I thought it was going to be so much better! I thought it was going to be so much fun and I was going to be getting asked out on dates like every night, and eventually I would find a guy who I could date for a while—like on Sex and the City, all Carrie Bradshaw. And it’s just...see more
I think that the times are changing where you MUST “go out.” I used to ask girls on dates. I would be like, let’s get alone, let’s talk. Not to get in your pants, ultimately, but to get to know each other.
But now I think that’s inappropriate. There are a bunch of girls who I would just love to cut to the chase with and go on a date, but I just don’t think it’s done anymore.
What’s done instead? Fucked if I know!
—Bryan, 30, carpenter, New Orleans
Remember all the conventional wisdom that we just...see more
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