The two of them were introduced to one another by a mutual friend at a social function some weeks prior. As she steps outside, he offers an umbrella to shield her from rain showers, walks with her to the passenger side of the car, and opens the door for her. The pair takes a scenic route to a special destination: a reserved table at an elegant restaurant.
Conversation flows naturally for a couple hours, with each beginning to learn about the background and interests of the other.
The consolation is that we could be in for a very rich creative period as a result.
Francis Whately’s new documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which premiered on UK television just ahead of the anniversary, pays tribute to Bowie’s late creative renaissance.
Such a rule did not hold in my time, at least not among the people I knew. The only women any of us ever saw were women that were dating our friends.
If it were not permissible to date them in our turn, we would have had no one to date.
To older readers, the scenario above may have at least a vague, distant familiarity.
But to younger readers, it may be utterly foreign, antiquated and unrealistic—like viewing a scene from an old black-and-white film in a world accustomed to the rapid-fire images of a high-definition action movie.
Instead, in the 21st century, technology is the way to date.
Ask any 20-something and he or she has probably signed up for any number of smartphone apps or online dating sites.
Bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the oldest known illnesses.