There’s a scene in “The Fires of Autumn,” Irene Nemirovsky’s novel set in 1920s France, in which a young war widow named Therese thinks she is being courted for marriage by her childhood friend Bernard — only to discover that he wants nothing more than a fling. I say “naively” because it’s not the first time some newfangled technology has been mistakenly blamed for young people having more sex. But the moralizers of Nemirovsky’s era fooled themselves into believing that the automobile was to blame for loosening sexual mores.
He, in turn, is baffled by her unwillingness to carry on a casual affair. “A house of prostitution on wheels” was how one judge described it at the time.
My fascination growing up led me to read every romance novel in the library and I never watched a romantic movie without crying.
I just felt something for the individuals in their very real desire to be loved.
In the Vanity Fair article, David Buss, a University of Texas psychology professor, says that apps like Tinder contribute to “a perceived surplus of women,” among straight men, which in turn leads to more hookups and fewer traditional relationships.
Here’s the thing: This surplus of women is not just “perceived” but very, very real.
Understanding how things work has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember.
European girl: A European girl will probably expect you to come and pick her up.
With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
Maybe in hindsight it was my fascination with love which led me to channel my profession as a Social Worker to develop an expertise in, you guessed it, relationships!
I have been fortunate that over the past number of years I have been able to indulge myself in asking – and answering- the whys of relationships, most specifically of those having to do with dating.