- Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 9pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Fellow Chefs: Ana and Craig
- Dining Companions: Matt H and Glen
- Recipe Rating: C+
I read this article in the New York Times a few weeks back that really depressed me. I was reading it in the common room in the math department and I must have looked upset. A friend turned to me and said, "Is something wrong?" I said "This article is depressing." He responded, "Teena, you are reading the Style section." Ok, he has a point... but I did find this article upsetting. It was about hand-holding. In particular it was about how people don't hold hands any more. No one wants to be thought of as being attached, or taken, so people are much more likely to kiss or have sex than hold hands. I had never thought about it before -- but it's really true. People seem increasingly uncomfortable with identifying as a couple in public. In college Zach used to always try to convince me that people are constantly trying to "trade up," and thus want to always seem single. I found that idea disturbing at the time, and the New York Times article confirmed that he is at least partly correct.
I like holding hands. Not all the time, and not in certain social situations, but in general I think holding hands is nice. I would like to end up with someone who will sometimes hold my hand.