It’s official, they did a survey. We are having sex with twice as many people as our parents did. Could we be the sexiest generation of all time? I think so.
The survey, commissioned by the people at Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, confirmed that now days young people have on average 10 sexual partners before they decide to get married, compared to our parent’s number of five.
But should we be surprised? There has never been a better time for getting jiggy with it. We have been equipped with the tools to make the most of our sexuality. In today’s glorious and beautiful technological climate you are never more than a click away from a bonking. With apps such as Tinder, dating sites such as OKCupid and literature such as Fifty Shades, it’d be wrong of us to not take advantage of this sexual revolution.
See, in our parents’ day it was strategically harder to initiate a quick hook up. With the absence of smartphones, people were reliant on phones that actually had to be plugged into the wall the whole time. Just imagine leaving an answerphone message: “Oh, uh, hello Mary, I wondered if you wanted to come to my place, to listen to some records? Maybe you could stay over, if you know what I mean. Anyway, give me a call back. Sorry by the way, if your parents hear this.”
And for our parents’ parents? Try getting laid via the medium of the telegram. Fruitless.
Back then, you had to meet people in real life first. In real places. Like pubs. Or at work. And you’d have to actually approach them in person too. Face to face. And then you had to convince them that banging you was a good idea. And if you did get a bang, it was better that there be some romance involved in there too, lest your reputation be tarnished and you get known as being ‘loose’.
10 Famous People You Could Date On Tinder
10 Famous People You Could Date On Tinder
1/10 Hilary Duff
A year after splitting from her husband Mike Comrie, the newly single Lizzie McGuire child star has started a profile on Tinder so she can date normal folks, like you or I.
2/10 Leonardo DiCaprio
OK, so the days of Titanic poster boy Leo might be dead in the water, but that hasn't stopped famous lady's man Mr DiCaprio from making himself publicly available. According to "a source" he's been swiping away as a "Leonard".
3/10 Katy Perry
"I’m really deep on Tinder so I don’t have a whole lot of time," the pop singer told one radio station following her split from John Mayer for the umpteenth time last year.
4/10 Shane Warne
Lock up your mothers - Shane Warne is just 13km away, according to his profile. The former cricketer landed himself in hot water via the dating app when a mother-of-two from Adelaide cashed in on their apparently steamy Tinder hookup.
5/10 Lindsay Lohan
Imagine Lindsay Lohan's face when she was happily swiping through Tinder one day and came across her own brother? “Look who I just found on @tinderapp ... hey bro,” she tweeted.
6/10 Chris Pine
Whether he's actually on there RIGHT NOW, at this VERY MOMENT, remains unclear. But Chris Pine did tell Cosmopolitan recently: “I have a couple of buddies who use Tinder. Whatever eases the process is great, since it can be awkward or uncomfortable meeting someone.”
7/10 Lily Allen
Is very much married to a builder. But that hasn't stopped her enjoying the contagious swipe action in her spare time. “Just discovered tinder,” the singer wrote on Twitter. “*waves goodbye to life*”
8/10 Ed Sheeran
What do you mean you wouldn't want to date pop music's favourite Fraggle, Ed Sheeran? Well you can't. "I got offered the first verified Tinder account," he admitted. However, he added: "I did say no. I haven't got time to go on loads of dates." He wants to play music, or something. No idea.
9/10 Britney Spears
Jimmy Fallon added the singer to the app himself in September 2014 after she split up from David Lucado. Whether she used it or not...
10/10 Samuel Preston
OK, so we've swung down market somewhat. See also Calum Best and the entire cast of Made In Chelsea. They're all on there. Happy swiping.
I can only assume the equivalent of Tinder was your parents introducing you to their parents’ children on a rotating, never ending sequence of dinner parties or being on the receiving end of a match up from friend’s rolodex a la When Harry Met Sally.
Perhaps we have the increasing liberation of women to thank. Women are working more, and shunning the idea that by the time you get to 22 you should be thinking about getting married and starting a family. They’re making money, taking names and finding time to get their rocks off.
Frankly, I'm relieved that I'm playing the field in 2015. There's far less stigma attached to easy pickins’ in the field o’sex. And give me the convenience of a well branded, ‘carousel-of-men’ esque app over uncomfortable small talk any day.Reuse content