Recently I downloaded Tinder. Not for personal use, but to swipe on behalf of my sister (hey Carla!).
It was hilarious, albeit a little depressing, with bios ranging from ‘willing to lie about where we met’ to ‘give me a reason to stop watching porn.’ In the age of digital hook-ups, it’s easy to say romance is dead.
So I was surprised when Better than Sex gave me a new perspective. A series of essays penned by strong, intelligent women, the book explores love and sex in the digital age from 13 different (and very valid) viewpoints.
I read about Tinder as a tool of empowerment and the romance of dating sites.
I learnt that despite identifying as a feminist, I’m still bloody quick to judge. And I learnt that maybe women, too, want a reason to stop watching porn. And that’s just great.
This review was originally published in Fashion Journal issue 157. You can read the full issue here.