Past girlfriends had complained about his lifestyle, which emphasized watching sports and going to concerts and bars.
Swift’s 2015 stare-down of Apple—she declined to put her hit album on Apple’s nascent streaming-music service when the company said it would not pay artists during its initial launch; Apple changed its policy immediately and paid everyone—was a seismic example of a single artist’s toppling corporate might.
At 26, Swift is world famous, wealthy, critically celebrated, a style influencer, and a cultural movement unto herself, recognizable everywhere she goes. And yet today, in this chapel atop a hill in Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift is none of those things.
If you're battling the date-related stomach butterflies then congratulations – you’re completely normal.
In fact, if it’s any comfort, your date is probably nervous too!
Our media and societal lexicon is full of stereotypes and misconceptions like: young straight women should want to be married and have children, lesbians settle down quickly or never, young men should want to stay single and promiscuous, and asexual folks are erased.
It’s beyond time to recognize that those constructions are based on prejudice, stereotype, and patriarchal anxiety. You can and should have a dating life that makes sense for you.Having lived in New York and the Boston area, he was accustomed to ready-made social scenes.In Portland, by contrast, most of his friends were in long-term relationships with people they’d met in college, and were contemplating marriage. They can be nerve-wracking, exciting and, if they go well, they can be the start of something truly great.But what, exactly is it that makes a date ‘go well?Fighting over the bill only to “let” the man pay, dressing in certain levels of revealing or put-togetherness for a certain date, when to engage in sex, when to say I love you, how to play “games,” the godforsaken “negging” — the scripts go as far as to label performing oral sex on a person with a vagina as “weak” or “lame,” while oral sex on a person with a penis can be considered “expected.” All of that is prescriptive, toxic nonsense. There is a spectrum of gender, as well as a spectrum of sexuality, and there is also a full spectrum of personhood, needs, wants, desires, and abilities!