It’s easy to say romance is dead.

Words by

Giulia Brugliera

Recently I downloaded Tinder. Not for personal use, but to swipe on behalf of my sister (hey Carla!).

It was hilarious, albeit a little depressing, with bios ranging from ‘willing to lie about where we met’ to ‘give me a reason to stop watching porn.’ In the age of digital hook-ups, it’s easy to say romance is dead. 

So I was surprised when Better than Sex gave me a new perspective. A series of essays penned by strong, intelligent women, the book explores love and sex in the digital age from 13 different (and very valid) viewpoints.

I read about Tinder as a tool of empowerment and the romance of dating sites.

I learnt that despite identifying as a feminist, I’m still bloody quick to judge. And I learnt that maybe women, too, want a reason to stop watching porn. And that’s just great.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal issue 157. You can read the full issue here.

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