Casual sex dating
"I know a lot of people who will go home with the same guy they have before just because it's not going to raise their number," explained Jennifer Babbit, 26, a publicist."A lot of my friends will say: ' I started having sex with this guy, but it only lasted a minute.
I don't know if it counted,"' offered Beth Whiffen, a former associate editor at Cosmopolitan.
"Some people think that it means meeting for a drink."The age of the hookup certainly does not seem to mean a new era of free love.If a girl is dating three guys at the same time, she's looked down upon."Dig deeper and it turns out that most of the hookup aficionados assembled that night do not see hooking up as a seemly way to approach their 30's.While most women agreed that serious dating is being delayed at least a bit these days, they also said they don't plan on living a "Sex and the City" life when they are anywhere near as old as the women on that series. Whiffen said she has seen many examples of women who insist they are going to keep hooking up with no thought of having a serious boyfriend until they are at least 25."You have to learn a lot about him before you hook up. "There are just too many things going on."For Helen Gurley Brown, for 31 years the editor of Cosmopolitan and the author of perhaps the original dating manual, "Sex and the Single Girl," which was published in 1962, the lives and concerns of Ms.
Lavinthal and her friends show that not much has changed in 30 years, except perhaps the verbs."I think it was sort of established in 1962 that you didn't have to be married to have a good life," she said.Few women would want to go over 20, or even 15, Ms.Babbit said, because they would "think of themselves as big sluts.""Ten at the most," Caroline Homlish, 24, summarized in a tone that brooked no dissent."A lot of girls are not having casual sex," explained Ms.They are not waiting on Friday night hoping "he" will call. Not Exactly."It's not that people aren't dating," explained Ms.