You can take it to the bedroom once you've been on at least three official dates. We want to be missed and we want to be wanted, but we don't want to miss someone and we don't want to want someone because then we will feel exposed and raw and real.
Bars, restaurants, and lounges no longer need mood lighting because they are lit up by people staring into their cell phones trying to find the next date because dating is no longer something fun, romantic, sexy, and irreverent; it's missed connections, mixed signals, broken hearts and broken plans, and a full blown addiction for some people. It's our crutch, our simultaneous saving grace and destructive downfall, our Kryptonite.
We are bombarded with texts, selfies, emojis, and more every single damn day to the point where we no longer fall in love while holding hands during a walk through the countryside under starlit skies or in the flash of city lights, but instead in the warm red glow of Tinder or at our computer screens at 3 a.m. It's like: Everything is made up and the points don't matter.If you want to tell an Australian soldier at a glance in most media depictions, look at their head gear.Namely, if they are jauntily wearing a wide brim 'slouch' hat, maybe with one side of the brim neatly pinned up, they're a 'Digger'; an Aussie soldier (i.e. Similarly, for many years, the Aussie "jellybean" camouflage colour scheme was instantly recognisable once you knew what to look for As noted in the above picture, the Australian Defence Force has its own SAS regiment (called the SASR) who are every bit as badass as the original SAS, if not more so (the Viet Cong nicknamed them "The Phantoms Of The Jungle" for a reason: the service record of the Australian and New Zealand SAS regiments during Vietnam was, at minimum, 492 Viet Cong killed..5 SAS troopers lost, 3 of whom were to friendly fire).One of the questions Ok Cupid asks its users is whether you would ever Google someone before a first date.To me, this not only seems invasive and creepy, but it takes away all the fun of getting to know someone in person. We only care about the trivial things -- whether they like the same movies as us or if we enjoy the same restaurants.