How to Hook Up in Sweden, Beach Style.

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I had first read about travel culture in Alex Garland’s The Beach, while still an impressionable, and free-spirited, albeit slightly psychotic teenager. They made a movie based on this book. In case you were born in the nineties and need a refresher about this cinematic diamond in the rough, The Beach is about Leo DiCaprio traveling around Thailand, … [Read more...]

The Impact of the Media on the “Adult Dating” Niche.

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There are many factors that have contributed to an increase in people getting involved and signing up to a new stream of “Adult Dating” sites. Sites such as Marital Affair paved the way in the UK and US as early adopters of the niche, whilst bigger players such as Plenty Of fish have launched their arm of adult dating more recently. One of the biggest … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between BDSM and Abuse?

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First of all, while I come not to praise Fifty Shades of Grey, neither do I come to bury it. The bashing and dissecting of its prose style and its depictions of D/s relationships have already been done, sometimes to excess. Whatever its flaws might be, if the Fifty Shades makes you feel a nice, sexy glow in your nether regions, that's fine. Embrace the … [Read more...]

How to Talk Dirty to Your Man

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I've talked about talking dirty and how to go about it in the past. I haven't really covered how guys like dirty talk, too. It's not all that surprising. Men and women are, after all, sexual beings. The one thing I think a lot of folks, or at least some of the fellas I know, seem to think that dirty talk is a specific-use-case weapon, purely … [Read more...]

50 Shades of Are You Fucking Kidding Me?

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If you follow the Urban Dater on Twitter, you already know that I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey this last weekend (after downing three drinks in quick succession at the nearby Applebee's, naturally). The dear, dashing Bastard Keith did the same, and after much conversation between the two of us, we wanted to bring a hilariously informal discussion … [Read more...]