Sex in da city online dating
ended 10 years ago, but Carrie Bradshaw is still alive in reruns, on DVD and streaming.
She's even graced theaters in two blockbuster movies (only one of which was good—best to pretend the sequel never happened).
Photo after photo of your friend's new boyfriend, your sister's kids and engagement statuses from those high school sweethearts you grew up with.
You roll your eyes and move on but you might also catch yourself wondering why you're single, and when you're going to find your match. population consisted of single adults, which has increased from 48% in 2011.
When our hearts are broken and we want rebound sex, we go to Tinder instead of a bar. It's just easier to do that 14 years later on Facebook.
As I sit here typing this as a curly-haired girl, on my Apple laptop, at my desk, which faces a window in my one-bedroom apartment, I can't help but think (rather narcissistically) that I am Carrie Bradshaw 2.0.
But in the past 10 years, the dating game that Carrie mastered has changed.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help write or review their profile.
Technology has changed, the dating game has even changed, but wanting to love and be loved remain exactly the same. Would she accidently click on other women and then freak out when she found out they knew she was stalking them? It's all too easy to picture an episode in which Carrie gets five consecutive text messages from Aidan while trying to edit her column, then throws her phone across the room. Would she carry a phone charger with her at all times? How would Carrie react if she only had two bars of service during a major crisis? Today, we look more seriously for him online than we probably do at happy hour, but we're still looking.
In a sense, though, none of these questions—fun as they are to speculate about—matter. We still compare ourselves to the women who marry the men we thought we were going to marry, like when Big married Natasha in the second season and Carrie stalked her.
That unexpected success leads to a second date and the promise of a third. And for someone like her, who actually knows what they want, there were better places to look for love.
But that proposed meeting never occurred, as a drug-induced ER visit leads to Jude oversleeping their date.