If you're a human and see this, please ignore it. If you're a scraper, please click the link below: Photography by Nell Hoving. A while back, on a Saturday afternoon, a couple of girlfriends and I were lounging at a house in Fishtown, chatting about life over glasses of chardonnay.
In some ways, online dating and social media have leveled the playing field: Women can take charge of their dating and sex lives in ways they haven't before. We can initiate dates or group hangouts just as easily as men do. The dating world revolves around making the right proactive choices -- and this means that if you're ready for a monogamous relationship, you have to be clear about your goals, both to yourself and prospective partners.
Bad news bears, singles: But even though the playing field has become a bit of uncharted territory, some traditional dating do's and dont's still apply. Younger singles are more likely to friend their date on Facebook, communicate by text after a date, and be evasive about their availability if they're not interested in a second date. Whereas older singles are more cautious when it comes to dating in the digital era. The one traditional dating "do" that still stands is the general belief men are supposed to make the first move.