So, though our love is strong for the girls, we Couldn’t Help But Wonder (lol, sorry) which bits of Carrie and co wouldn’t work in today’s world… Slagging off scrunchies Carrie would spontaneously combust at the sight of the army of girls in East London wearing £6 leather hair scrunchies from Urban Outfitters, considering that she commented on the '90s accessory that, 'No self-respecting New York City woman would be caught dead running around Manhattan in a bit racist Remember when Samantha tried to date a black man (radical!
) and was told by his sister to back off (sample quote: ‘This is a black thing! It didn’t exactly dispel the myth that black women are feisty racists that won’t let anyone into their crew.
Miranda Hobbes' character is an example of a woman who does just that: She pursues her career ambitions, making partner in a prestigious Manhattan law firm; enjoys reading, dining and taking in all the culture New York has to offer; and, of course, spends quality time with her favorite girlfriends.
She doesn't look to her man to fulfill her every need.
Written by Candace Bushnell, SATC is based on a weekly column that was in The New York Observer.
In fact, Carrie wouldn’t have been able to buy another pair of Manolos every month in these credit-crunch days (thanks bankers).
I was drinking myself more ‘confident’, drinking the other person more attractive or interesting, drinking a cold bar environment warm, not to mention drinking away the feelings of discomfort when these men got more touchy with me, when secretly I wanted to run away. I got so good at forgetting that I started to blackout after three glasses of wine. That, in fact, I would not only come to really enjoy sober dating, but that I would get good at after a bit of practice.
I was also drinking to create the illusion of intimacy, when really I hadn’t the slightest clue what intimacy really was. Never did I realise that drinking on a date or in social interactions with the opposite sex was an option, or something I was capable of. Stepping into the sober world of dating was something I did not really have much preparation for, or guidance on.
The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.
In my 17 odd months of (mostly) sober living, I have discovered a whole new fascinating world that is alcohol-free (AF) dating!