Feature Missed out on a date at the Christmas party? but as the joke in the cracker said, "Why is a smartphone like a milkshake?
Because it brings all the boys to the yard." Online dating has changed a huge amount in recent years.
Also, let's face it, for all the talk of romance some of us, men being what they are (don't worry, we'll be looking at this from a female perspective in a later piece) tend to want something more immediate.
There's also a big difference between the world of apps and traditional dating sites, too.
A few weeks later, she joined him for "a wonderful weekend" in his home state. (For men, the figure was 90 percent.) And should they be propositioned by someone they found attractive, 48 percent of the women (and 69 percent of the men) said they would be tempted to have sex outside the relationship.
Indeed, many surrendered to that lure in actuality: 36 percent of female respondents (but, surprisingly, just 21 percent of the men) had spent a night with an old flame, typically at a class reunion.
En español | You made the mistake of asking your adult daughter if that guy she went out with last night was "anything serious." She gave you a nonchalant shrug and smiled.
While it might have seemed reasonable a decade or so ago to pay a monthly fee to Dateline, or the Guardian's Soulmates, why bother, when a huge array of apps offers fun, frolics, and romance at the tap of a button?That doesn't mean all casual lovers feel emotionally bereft in the wake of a purely physical rendezvous, mind you.Many say they're getting exactly what they want and need.Can a casual sexual relationship exact an emotional toll?For sure, people who associate intimacy with commitment are ill-suited to sex that's as meaningful as a summer breeze; for them, the FWB arrangement would be a bad idea.