Smartphones and social mores have led to a culture in which the way you begin a relationship depends a lot on how old you are.
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“They’re hooking up with 20-year-olds, but whatever you need.” One wonders how those May-September romances will fare in an age when “dating” means different things to different age groups.
“People my age are on Tinder and Ok Cupid,” Klein says.
But among women who are even slightly younger than him, he says, that’s “considered way too bold.” So Miller, who works in banking and lives in Arlington, has a strategy.
Between getting someone’s number and asking them out, there needs to be a week or more of increasingly flirty text messages, complete with nonintrusive questions and witty repartee, all — hopefully — leading to a date.
“This is the part that’s become more and more frustrating over the last 10 years,” Miller says.