You might not be sleeping with blokes on a first date (or you might - whatever floats your boat) but you’re probably not counting down your physical interactions in precise detail any more.Because you're too busy typing - and by that we mean ttexting, messaging and Snapchatting potential paramours before you’ve even met them.And once you've done that, sending pictures of your boobs before you've even met, doesn't seem that random.Gemma,* 26, works in publishing and has been on Tinder for six months ago after a long-term relationship ended.She met the first guy she got talking to for a date – but only after they’d chatted on Tinder, moved onto Whats App, and had Whats App sex first.‘We probably started talking for about three weeks before we met off, and from about three sentences in, it was really full on – we joked about getting engaged and started talking about our wedding plans,’ she told The Debrief.But also, when was the last time you worked your way through your sexual repertoire, one date at a time?More to the point, when was the last time you gave a guy a hand job and then… Actually when was the last time you gave someone a hand job full stop?
‘I’d always wait for a guy to suggest moving onto Whatsapp first, in the same way as I’d always wait for a guy to suggest a date.
Once you’ve matched with someone on Tinder you might chat to them for weeks before meeting up IRL, and how about that friend of a friend you sort of fancy who casually started messaging you on Facebook?
Would you even dream of going on a blind date with a stranger if you hadn’t vetted them and checked out the quality of their ‘banter’ on Whatsapp first?
Do you remember the glory days when people used to talk about sexual conquests in terms of bases – i.e. ) second base was some groping and possibly a hand job, third base was oral sex and fourth base – the home run – was, of course, actual sex.
It seems quaint and old-fashioned now, and not just because this was the language employed in to let us know that Rizzo was boffing Kenickie.