Will you be single this Valentine’s Day? It’ll be my first time, and honestly, I’m quite tickled to go through the emotional stages – from “it’s a stupid Hallmark holiday” to “I’m going to die alone.” I’ve signed up for Netf lix and stocked the fridge with red wine and a pint of Hokey Pokey, impatiently waiting on the day ...
It’s a little surreal putting together a Love & Sex issue from the other side – you’d think it would be an eye-roll fest, but the journey has been eye-opening, in fact. We all know that love should be on your own terms, but this is much easier said than done, especially when you’re stuck between the nagging pressure to walk down the aisle in a time when we’re embracing diversity and putting labels away.
This issue – whether you’re happily single or together – takes you off the pressure pot, and asks all the right questions to put ‘you’ into perspective. Do you know what you want out of your (next) relationship (page 102)? How can you tell if you’re in love (page 140)? Are you even straight, and should that matter to begin with (page 104)? There are tips, too, on how to take charge in between the sheets – even when he’s on top (page 120) – but what you’ll come to find is that it all boils down to the fact that there is no Mr Right, and there are no hard fast rules. So turn the page and learn how to go with the f low – whether you’re casual, committed, or simply chasing the Big ‘O’.