Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.
Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.
“We are in uncharted territory” when it comes to Tinder et al., says Justin Garcia, a research scientist at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
“There have been two major transitions” in heterosexual mating “in the last four million years,” he says.
But now, it seems, it’s the norm to have sex before even going on a date.
Young people are more likely to have sex before going on a date as a way to size up a potential partner, according to a study It found that 18-34-year-olds are 48 per cent more likely to get into bed with somebody before going for dinner or a drink than all other generations.
One possible reason for the trend is that Millennials are under so much pressure to get married.