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Let’s face it, Nora Ephron would probably not have described herself the way her son’s documentary characterised her, “She had a luminous smile and an easy way of introducing herself, but a razor in her back pocket”. Obediently, I touched up my profile, uploaded a recent picture in which I was wearing a favourite green shirt, and waited to see what would happen while also weighing the benefits of spending my golden years in a convent. I had no expectation that he would remember my name, anticipating instead the possibility of being number five or six in “the dating rotation”. I had sent a breezy text suggesting we meet at 5pm at a well-lit bar.
It’s much safer - and easier - to sparkle and enchant the way you would on your resumé - except you have to be cuter, avoiding clichés or divulging your home address. My best friend reminded me I have an unparalleled expertise in ambiguity, which reminded me not to give too much away. I was wearing the outfit I had worn in my profile picture, perhaps to prove that I had posted a picture taken within at least the past decade.
You also have to accept that it is going to be awkward, especially if the last time you were “out there” was 1989 when, if you met a man at a bar, you did not already know his political persuasion or his favourite movie, how much he earned or if he had a tattoo. He would buy you a drink, ask for your number, call a day - or maybe two - later, take you to the movies the next weekend, and over time - real time - you would build the scaffolding necessary to weather every storm in a teacup. I checked the boxes, being scrupulously truthful about my age, politics and marital status while taking some liberties with other details like hair colour and the frequency of visits to the gym. Emboldened, I provided ambiguous and annoying responses to the simplest questions: Favourite thing? It was also a good hair day, my hairdresser having redeemed himself with fabulous beachy highlights (just in case a moonlight walk was in the cards). As Rob Reiner reminded me in his tribute to Nora Ephron: “You don’t always have to express every emotion you’re having when you’re having it.’ There’s a right time to talk about certain things, and you don’t need to be out there all the time just spewing.
Swiping right is second nature to us and the notion of meeting someone through an app is no longer taboo.
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