Item: A New York Times trend piece about women who plan their weddings before meeting the possible groom.
Item: Article by Hugo Schwyzer, at Jezebel, about people (many of them women) who keep written lists of their sex partners.
Now, here’s my question for the peanut gallery (serious, non-rhetorical question, because I’m curious how our varied blog community will answer this, and whether people will agree on their answer): Which of these behaviors do you think is more common (for 21st century American women, specifically)?
- Planning your wedding before you’ve met the groom, of course.
- Having a written list to keep track of your sex partners, of course.
- I have no idea.
- Actually, they’re both probably pretty rare.
- Actually, they’re both probably pretty common.
Elaborate as much as you like, and feel free to argue either nature or nurture as the cause of whichever thing you believe to be true.