dating on the chive - 2016 dating trends

On the one hand we live in a sex-saturated world: bombarded with hyper-sexualized images and impossible ideals…and a strong message that you, too, should (and can) be having a lot of great sex (or something is wrong with you, so try this pill).

Many return home from luxury spa treatments describing themselves as revitalized or reinvigorated, but for those who experience the ancient Mexican practice of Temazcal another word often comes to mind: reborn.

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Long gone are the days when only Chinese food delivered.

The beauty and wellness industries are not about to be left behind, and app-driven on-demand options are cropping up left and right, offering people access to healthy options wherever, whenever, and however they want.

The proof is everywhere: A dating app swipe session yields innumerable man-bunned surfers displaying their tanned, tattooed, accessorized forearms; a visit to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, bar has me asking a guy where he purchased the coin pendant hanging from his neck (so that I might snap one up as well); a ride up an escalator in a midtown office building reveals a banker channeling his inner Burning Man aficionado via carefully curated Miansai bracelets.

(Let’s not even get started on Depp, whose accessories game officially jumped the shark when he collected a People’s Choice Award with no less than four safety pin–style earrings—in one ear!

Students practice Transcendental Meditation as part of the David Lynch Foundation’s Quiet Time program.