I’m not sure anything sums up modern dating better than this.
There’s a story in the “Wall Street Journal” right now about how the biggest way to tell if a new relationship is serious or not is . . . whether you know the other person’s last name.
And I guess it kinda makes sense.
You’re mostly meeting people on dating apps, where you only see their first name . . . or you meet them out and put them in your phone with their first name and the place you met, like “Tony gym” or “Lauren club.”
And everyone knows that people like keeping that extra layer of distance . . . so you’re really not SUPPOSED to ask for their last name.
That means: If you’re texting with someone and they offer up their last name, they’re cool with you being able to Google them and social media stalk them . . . which means they’re serious about YOU.