Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).And the great thing is, whether you prefer chatting extensively with your new crush first or a little fantasy in your play, there are diverse options to suit your every whim and desire.I’d always been attracted to mavericks, handsome men, who – after a year or so – made it clear they had no intention of settling down.“Although I felt a bit of a loser, I joined an online dating agency.(You know, that year when Destiny’s Child broke up and Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch.) After hopping in their time machine, the researchers found that we’re actually getting a little less liberal with our lady business on date one.Respondents were nearly 20 percent less open to having sex on the first date than they were 10 years ago.The closer they are, the stronger these transitions become and it’s quite common to misinterpret the complexity of their bond based on a discreet observation.
And there’s good news for women who enjoy action between the sheets (read: all of us).
Anna Wilkinson has been married for seven years, has two young children, and – although exhausted – is delighted with her lot.
“I was 33, had just broken up with my boyfriend and was beginning to think I’d never have a family life.
I filled forms about my interests, my opinions and my personal goals – which was having a family – something I’d been too frightened to mention to my exes in the early days for fear of scaring them off.
“But the men I was introduced to were told what I wanted and shared those dreams. From the off we were on the same page and then it was only a matter of finding someone I also found physically attractive and that was Mark, the third man I met.” Wilkinson is far from alone.