Full of smug young love and excitement about my new life stages, it was hard for me to imagine what it would be like to be dating in my 40s. We ask younger people if they are dating or seeing anyone, but I am usually asked if I am in a partnership or not, end of conversation.
Granted, that is absolutely what I want, but it’s not as if you can go from singledom to partnership without the necessary and fascinating world of dating.
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The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things but a major factor is time.
Online dating presents an effective solution to a serious problem.
More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.
According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.
"But that's the very nature of Facebook and social media in general.
If we start to play with the concepts of identity theft and dating, we should be able to unveil how fragile a virtual identity given to a proprietary platform can be."And, the duo speculate, if people pull hard enough on that bothersome thread, Facebook's billion valuation will unravel.
An ill-fated journey outside the house with her roommate Faiza (Jessica Szohr) and Faiza’s boyfriend Cedric (Scott Mescudi) only results in more humiliation, and soon Megan is stuck inside with only her new dating profile to keep her company. We never see how the pair’s first night plays out – apparently, the duo were, uh, , at least as it applies to Megan’s reason for chatting up Alec in the first place – but we do see the morning after, which lays the groundwork for both the disaster and the charm to come.
And that’s how she finds Alec (Miles Teller), culling the funny guy from other possible matches by virtue of the fact that he actually responds to her chats with full sentences and plenty of charm. Turns out, the pair are trapped together by a raging blizzard (and kudos to the film’s production team for really making things look both snowy stuck, there’s no debating that Megan can’t move an inch, and that veracity helps the film’s high concept go a long way), which would be awkward enough, but is especially weird for Megan and Alec, as their first attempt to end the morning ended on decidedly bad terms.
Stuck inside – together – for an indeterminate amount of time, the pair attempt to navigate all the awkwardness that accompanies a bad one night stand, turned up to around eleven or twelve.
features small supporting turns from a limited pool of talent – Szohr, Mescudi, Michael Showalter doing an awesome and unhinged weatherman – but the film lives and dies by Teller and Tipton’s performances.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.