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  On the second floor of a house near Journal Square in Jersey City, Claire Caster sinks into a worn leather ottoman inside her living room. Still in her gym clothes, she drags her fingers lazily across the screen of her smartphone – encased in pink. The doorbell rings and she rises to answer it. Outside, a Buon Appetito deliveryman waits with an extra large pizza inside an insulated warming bag. This delivery – the sixth one this week – is part a social experiment that has resulted in an unexpected twist: sexual harassment. Two weeks ago Ms. Read More
Every few months, I can’t resist the urge to download Tinder. The following thoughts typically ensue: 1. This is so stupid, I don’t even know why I’m downloading this…again. 2. I guess I should actually pick out some photos of myself to go up since it defaulted to my Facebook profile pic of my cat. Like my fifth grade teacher would always say, “Don’t just do it, do it right.” 3. Should I write my bio in all emojis, or is that too suggestive? 4. Read More
Many people meet their significant other in college. Those people also probably dorm at their school, giving them more opportunities to meet others. I’m not one of those people. Instead, I spend half of my week commuting to/attending my small school and half working in retail customer service. The only new people I meet are creepy men on the subway and angry customers; both are not potential special someone material. The solution? Tinder… maybe. At the very least, it's great for making friends. Read More
Today it’s easy to find an app to log any metric you’re interested in: calories, menstrual cycles, steps taken in a day. But back in the mid-20th century, a young woman had only pen and paper with which to keep track of daily events, be they momentous or mundane. That’s where the “Him” Book pictured above came into play. The “Him” Book was a special notebook for teenage girls to — in the rhyming words printed on the wooden cover — “keep complete/a record of all the boys I meet. Read More
We recently came across a piece on HuffPost entitled 10 Reasons Women Should Date Men In Their 50s. Basically, it asserts that women everywhere must wait for men to turn the magic five-o before expecting them to be respectful, responsible, and sensitive human beings—a message that's not only offensive to the female sex, but to all good dudes everywhere. What's more? The subtext of the entire piece speaks to why younger women should date men in their 50s. Newsflash: Women in their 50s are happy to date men their own age. Read More
There's no way around it: online dating is a stressful ordeal. But some impressive women have created new apps that give women more control, fostering a safer environment and leaving more room for actual, ya know, dating. Here are three that particularly intrigue us. Antidate: For BUSTies in the U.K., Hatty Kingsley-Miller and Mo Saha (see above) created an app that combining features OkCupid, Siren, and Grindr. Women's profiles and locations are kept private; they can scroll through men, and if they like what they see, they can “tap” that (their picture, that is). Read More
Before You Go From Dating to “Living in Sin,” Read This Thinking of moving in with your partner? It sounds like a great idea: you’ll get to know each other better, and maybe save money. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, unfortunately. After all, the statistics for successful cohabitation are about the same as those for first marriages: nearly half end in failure. Read More
Kate Lyn Sheil, an NYU Tisch alum, stars in a new film, The Heart Machine, that premiered at SXSW this year. The film follows the Internet relationship between Cody (John Gallagher Jr.) and Virginia (Sheil) as she completes a six-month trip in Berlin. The couple has never met physically and it has never affected their relationship. Read More
Someone has finally developed an app (similar to Grindr and Tinder) that focuses solely on girls loving girls. (Finally!) Dattch is a new app in the market that is directed towards lesbian and bisexual women. Built by women for women, it’s designed to surpass any of the experiences that women have on other dating apps. Dattch founder and CEO, Robyn Exton says that "You can’t just take Grindr and make it pink and give it to women and say 'Ta da!' It’s a completely different experience and product—and I think no one seems to have taken the time to do it yet." Very true. Read More
In his recent article regarding on-campus rape, George Will cited one Swarthmore student’s story of being assaulted:   She and her assaulter had “now decided — mutually, she thought — just to be friends. When he ended up falling asleep on her bed, she changed into pajamas and climbed in next to him. Soon, he was putting his arm around her and taking off her clothes. ‘I basically said, “No, I don’t want to have sex with you.” And then he said, “OK, that’s fine” and stopped. . . . Read More