Patterns

The dating playbook suggests following the same steps to acquaint ourselves with someone new, no matter how we meet someone. Oftentimes the only difference lies in the speed with which we transition from strangers to…well, to something else.
First, the physical attraction, which we know takes seconds.
Second, we look for more subtle physical cues, like speech, hand movements, tics (if any), gait, eye contact and so on.
Thirdly we begin to observe behavioral traits such as social adaptability, listening skills, the ability to empathize, acceptance of flattery, ability to follow implied statements, reaction to irony; all the nuances of language, whether literal

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Falling off the Cliff

The mess we create goes far beyond our own back yard. Take this article, for example. While the clarity of thought about, and acknowledgement of – how shall I put this? – the shortcomings of current youthful coupling practice are little short of brilliant, the fact of them remains frightening.
From the author’s description, real dating is merging with cyber-dating to create some hellish version of romantic relationships. Gone are the virtues of delayed gratification, anticipation, wonder, attention, mutuality and respect. Replacing them are the digital delights of personal pleasure, immediate gratification, easy attachment and dis-attachment and limited responsibility.
Figuring out how

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Introducing More Genders on Tinder

Everyone is welcome on Tinder.

Starting today, no matter how you identify, you can express your authentic self on Tinder.

To edit or add more information about your gender on Tinder, simply edit your profile. When you tap “I Am” and select “More” you can type a word that describes your gender identity. You can also select to be shown in searches which best reflect your identity. All users have the option to display their gender on their profile, as well.

More choices. More voices.

Every new person in your life expands your horizons in some way. Inclusion and acceptance drive this expansion,

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Enter the Devil

Gut feelings about others are valuable to the extent that we trust their past judgements, the outcome of which we always forget.
— Wombat Kissnblog (@kissnblog) July 25, 2016

Hope springs eternal if you’re single because experience tells us that we never know who will turn up in our lives. Chance, luck, fortune, happenstance, kismet, fate – whatever you call it, finding a surprise is one of those knowable unknowns, made all the more fun by their randomness.
The one caveat to this idea is that to meet new people we have to be out in the world, because online encounters are not

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Love Spells That Bound Your Person Of Desire

“You and me Let it be We are one It is done!” Now that the spell that bounds you to this blog has been cast we can proceed. The secret to any spell is the belief that it will have the desired effect, focusing the energy, thought towards a certain someone that you have strong [...]

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