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The Royal Court is showing Abi Morgan’s latest play , the true story of two divorcés who decided that wedlock didn’t work for them and instead lived for 30 years in a set-up where he supported her in return for contractually agreed sexual favours.In fact, a growing proportion of Londoners are overturning the yoke of old-school monogamy and instead investigating the worlds of flexisexuality, of open or group relationships, of Living Apart Together (LAT), mono/non-mono and mono-gamish.‘On the one hand we crave passion and excitement, and on the other we have this desire for lasting attachment, for a soulmate.But the intimacy we yearn for is the very thing that kills the romance.’Tamara (not her real name), a 26-year-old who works in publishing and lives in Bloomsbury, tells me she’d always been interested in the idea of multiple relationships.And while this change is embraced most energetically by younger generations, it is also visible in other parts of society — viz liberated women in their sixties who are done with picking up socks.‘In the past people would sleepwalk into marriage,’ says Helen Croydon, author of new book , which explores the flowering of alternative relationship models. The internet makes finding like-minded groups easier.‘Historically, you had to pair up: socially and financially, having a partner facilitated your life. The more fast-moving modern society becomes, the less relevant a relationship is to our survival.Some people blame ‘being picky’ for the fact they’re perpetually single.I’m not picky - I wish I could afford that privilege. First, my whole life I’ve been haunted by the scene in when the youngest daughter gets ostracised by her father for choosing a blue-eyed non-Jewish fiancé.
I am about to embark on a series of test dates to compare digital vs real world dating approaches. Even my friends (/probable love of my life) don’t want to match with me. I start chatting with someone who at one point describes himself as black Donald Trump. A hilarious joke 😶 but the conversation has to end when he asked me to be his Melania.
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