Kira Hesser lives, writes, and acts in Los Angeles. She is a native Chicagoan who enjoys old people, old places, and old things. She regularly performs stand-up around Los Angeles. Follow her on twitter @kirahesser or to her local donut shop, where she will share an apple fritter with you, or politely suggest you get your own.
As a woman in my late 20s, Sex and the City was responsible for helping shape a lot of my ideas about what I did and definitely didn’t want out of the dating world that stretched before me — especially since I was still in braces when I began watching the series. There is one Season 6 scene that stuck out as an iconic moment for me, in which a couple was introduced to Carrie at a party, an international couple who made documentaries together, which I held onto as an ideal illustration of what I wanted out of a future relationship.
Aziz Ansari was recently interviewed by The AV Club in The Onion. He is developing a new hour of stand-up based on the examination of how technology has affected romance.
Texting and technology have changed everything about modern relationships. It seems like you used to meet someone and then you’d spend time with them in person and get to know them. Now, there’s a middle phase where you engage in a bunch of nonsense-texting, trying to schedule and make plans. People over-analyze these tiny messages and go crazy….
What are you supposed to do if you don’t like someone who is asking you out? Pretend to be busy ’til they get the picture? Or do you write an honest thing saying you’re not interested? Respond with silence? “What happened with Lisa?” “I don’t know, she never responded back to that frog photo I texted her…”
I actually heard someone say that.
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