Serena Wil­liams ad­mits she didn’t un­der­stand ‘Netflix and chill’ & doles out dat­ing ad­vice in Harper’s Bazaar

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Meera Ja­gan­nathan

Back in Serena Wil­liams’ day, “Netflix and chill” meant some­thing a lit­tle more in­no­cent. The 34-year-old ten­nis pro ad­mit­ted in a Harper’s Bazaar ad­vice col­umn that she’d orig­i­nally in­ter­preted the silly mil­len­nial meme — a eu­phemism for hit­ting the sheets — in its lit­eral sense.

“I’ve al­ways thought that ‘Netflix and chill’ re­ally meant watch­ing Netflix and chill­ing. Am I naive?” asked a reader dubbed “Age of In­no­cence.”

“I have to tell you, I thought the same ex­act thing . . . I guess you and I are just old-fash­ioned — if you can call Netflix old-fash­ioned!”

Wil­liams urged “Doubt­ful Deb­bie” to iden­tify the roots of her self-doubt and “be con­fi­dent of your in­ner strength and beauty, and that will be re­flected on the out­side.”

And Fe­bru­ary 14, she said, is just like any other day. “I don’t cel­e­brate Valen­tine’s Day, but I think you should try to make ev­ery day spe­cial,” Wil­liams told “Con­fused Cupid.”

She also in­structed “Shop­ping for a Cause,” a reader frus­trated with his or her boyfriend’s poor sar­to­rial sense, to show him fash­ion in­spi­ra­tion from Pin­ter­est and mag­a­zines — but also en­cour­age him to ex­press him­self. “I like a man who has a unique style,” she said. “I’d hate for him to fit into a mold or to blend in with the other guys.”

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