For an activity undertaken over such a long period of time, dating is remarkably difficult to characterize.
Dating can be used to describe exclusive and nonexclusive relationships, both short-term and long-term.
And now, thanks to mobile apps, dating can involve a succession of rendezvous over drinks to check out a dizzying parade of “matches” made with the swipe of a finger.
Yet the round-robin of sex and intermittent attachment doesn’t look like much fun.
If you’re one of the many who have used an online dating service (among those “single and looking,” more than a third have), you know how quickly dating devolves into work.
Witt, an intrepid journalist and mordantly ambivalent memoirist, looks forward rather than back.