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“If there’s not an immediate spark, you’re wasting both of your time,” says Manley.The advice used to be to avoid talk of politics and former relationships on early dates, but now many favor putting it all out there from the beginning.“There are definitely guys who would be really into a woman taking charge like that,” says Manley.The 1996 comedy “Swingers” popularized the idea that cool kids must wait three days to call a date after an encounter.Manley is on the same page, but his reasoning is more economical: “Guys still [usually] make more money than women, so they should offer to pay, regardless of whoever asked out whom,” he says.
“If you sleep with someone, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to contact them again [or vice versa],” says Manley.
And once people started broaching politics, she says, other taboos, such as keeping past relationships to yourself, began to get ditched too.
“Now we’ve given ourselves permission to talk about these things, so it’s becoming a lot more common for people to [even] talk about their exes,” she says.
Agape Match’s Avgitidis says that dating sites have seen a big uptick in people noting their political preferences on their profiles.
“I used to say, ‘Don’t let ideology get in the way of love,’ [but] I think when people meet other people, they want to know what their values and lifestyles are,” she says.
“A week later, maybe you’d be like, ‘I should reach out.’” Gone are the days when dates had to be an elaborate night out at a buzzy restaurant or club.