With Facebook, Twitter and some minor sleuthing, anyone can be tracked down.“If you sleep with someone, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to contact them again [or vice versa],” says Manley.
“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.
Now, watching a few episodes of “Westworld” is considered a hot date. “Even if you don’t have sex while you watch, you can finish a show and have something to talk about.” A survey found that millennials are 270 percent more likely than other generations to be turned on if their match watches the same TV show.
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.
Technology and new ideas about sex and gender have dramatically changed the laws of love, from who pays for dinner to how long to wait to call after a date.