Rule book on dating
A new study found that millennials are 48 percent more likely than those of other generations to have sex before a first date to see if there’s a genuine attraction.“If there’s not an immediate spark, you’re wasting both of your time,” says Manley.With time, a no-strings hookup could turn into something more.“A week later, maybe you’d be like, ‘I should reach out.’” Gone are the days when dates had to be an elaborate night out at a buzzy restaurant or club.Now, watching a few episodes of “Westworld” is considered a hot date. “Even if you don’t have sex while you watch, you can finish a show and have something to talk about.” A survey found that millennials are 270 percent more likely than other generations to be turned on if their match watches the same TV show.
“There are definitely guys who would be really into a woman taking charge like that,” says Manley.Text Him Three Times in a Row, Then Find a Picture of a Naked Raccoon That You Really Want to Send Him, Agonize Over It, and Eventually Wind Up Texting Him Four Times in a Row5.Always End Phone Calls First Have Sex Exactly as Early or as Late as You Want!“Now we’ve given ourselves permission to talk about these things, so it’s becoming a lot more common for people to [even] talk about their exes,” she says.Last-minute offers used to mean you were a second choice, and the advice was to save face and your self-respect by saying, “Nope.” But with the ability to find a potential match now sped up to the nth degree, that rule has been turned on its head.
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“You have to be really clear on what you want,” says Lindsay Chrisler, a professional dating coach based in Hell’s Kitchen. “Everything goes down over text now, especially between millennials,” Manley says.