Anyone who's been single in the last few years knows that the singles scene has become a much more complicated place than it was in days of yore. Along with the hard-won victories women have claimed in the fight for gender equality and equal rights have come new questions about our role in the dating game.
The traditional dynamic, which casts the male partner (in heterosexual relationships) or the partner with a more masculine gender expression (in same-sex relationships) in the role of pursuer or aggressor is about as outdated as the notion that a woman's place is in the home. (Uh-huh.)
It's like Uncle Ben said: "With great power comes great responsibility." So, it's up to us to figure out when to make the first move and when to wait it out; when to initiate the postdate text convo and when to leave that to our crush; when someone is actually really busy with work and when they're pulling a fade-out. So, we decided to make it just a little easier for you to navigate the pitfalls of 2017's virtual dating game. And while we can't implant a chip into people's heads that lets us read their minds just yet, we can help you understand what's happening when it's happening.