Asking someone for a date should be simple, but the rise of the mobile phone has only increased the potential for fear, self-doubt and anxiety. In an extract from his book, Modern Dating, the comedian sets out the new rules. We had been chatting and flirting a little the whole night, so I asked her to come in for a drink. Eventually we started making out, and it was pretty awesome. I wanted to see Tanya again and was faced with a conundrum: how and when do I communicate next? Do I call?
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I sigh halfheartedly. I don't have to pick up my phone to know who is texting me half past midnight. It's my boyfriend. For the past few days, we'd been rehashing the same stupid argument. We were in the middle of a big move to New York and I was still mildly irritated that he insisted on moving ahead of me to get things settled with his job, leaving me and a million half-packed boxes behind.
Have you had any experience with dating? Have you ever used dating apps? If so, what has it been like for you? If not, why not? It may not be on any syllabus, but college has always been a time for young people to learn about relationships and sex.