Sexless in the City

Sometimes reading romance novels doesn’t quite prepare you for a love life...

For this 30-year-old urbanite, love is always a misadventure: The Harvard Lickwit, Hippie the Groper, the 5% Man, and the Ad Weasel. These and many other men wander in and out of her life — but never her bed.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

How sex before the wedding is changing nuptials

Been meaning to get these quotes up for a few weeks now, but I was very struck by some recent remarks in Newsweek from an expert on the bridal industry. Most provocatively, she says:

  • “A wedding once marked a major transition in a person’s life -- the first time you slept with your spouse, lived with your spouse. Today, you’re just not that different the day after the wedding, so the wedding planning has to function as a traumatic experience. So you can say, ‘I’ve been through this experience that was so demanding, it must mean something.’”

  • “Matching your chair tie-backs to the lining of your Save the Date envelopes is not going to prepare you for marriage, unless you’re going into the catering business.”
There’s more that I could say on this, but thought I’d just post the quotes for now. Read the full article here.

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