Sex Might be Easier to Find These Days. That Doesn’t Mean Love is Too by Nell Frizzell
- It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of good fortune must be in want of sex with a man who doesn’t use the smiling turd emoji.
- This week, the historian (Link): Lucy Worsley set petticoats aflutter when she tried to argue that dating in the modern world simply doesn’t have enough obstacles to achieve the “slow exquisite torture of love” found in great fiction.
- That Jane Austen could not write her novels now, in this age of Grindr and Tinder, “when bored singletons search for one-night stands with a few clicks of their mobiles”. Which is, of course, as ironic as any passage from the creamy pages of Pride and Prejudice because the frontline of modern dating is nothing if not a churning, pitted wasteland of judgment, etiquette, deceit, dismissal, disappointment and, worst of all, choice.