Dating through the decades
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
“There is consensus among all the parties that a 20-year period works and I think it’s important we achieve consensus if we can,” Manhattan D.
Imagine my relief, then, when after only a few exchanged emails, a seemingly nice guy sent me this: Why don’t we meet for dinner (your choice), to see if we have that spark? I emailed Mike and suggested we switch to a Starbucks. Could be that I’m not the only one who’s happy to tap the brakes.
The details and the scope of the plan are still being worked out, but district attorneys have at least agreed to get rid of warrants that date back at least 20 years ago and older, which comes out to about 200,000 warrants, according to court figures obtained by the The top prosecutors in the Bronx and Brooklyn, however, want to move that figure up to at least 10 years or older, which would account for about 800,000 warrants and include a chunk of the Bloomberg administration and beyond.
But right now, that 20-year period seems to be the starting point, and a standard that’s workable with City Hall and the NYPD.
I don’t know about you, but, watching that video brought back plenty of memories for me – including a few that I would rather forget! Are there any fitness trends from other decades that you still take part in today?
Let’s just say that my sweatbands are buried in a box somewhere deep in my basement, never to return.
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The project 100 Years of Fitness, which includes much more than just the video below, was produced by Benenden, a health and wellbeing mutual community.