Mix & Match
Cosmopolitan UK|April 2019

If February is for couples, then single people are claiming March as their own. Why? According to research recently released by Tinder, March was the UK’s most active month on the app last year, making a match more likely. The reason? Spring, thinks Tinder’s dating and trend expert Dr Darcy Sterling: “New beginnings are everywhere, so it’s a natural time for romantic connections to bloom.” Want to stand out from the prime-time-swipe crowd? The data suggests that being tagged as an entrepreneur, adventurer or scholar earns women the most right-swipes. *Changes bio immediately*

Kate Pasola

"I KISS HER WHILE MY WIFE WATCHES"

It’s date night for Jack,* his wife – and a crowd of topless partygoers. But how far will he take it?

My wife Lucy* has suggested some pretty unconventional things in the last year or so – not least becoming polyamorous. She now has a boyfriend, I have a girlfriend and we both also still have each other. So when she asks if I want to go to a “sex positive” party with her, my mind races. Will this be a leap into the so-far unexplored world of swinging? Could there be sex with strangers? Or a threesome? Or even an orgy?

Before I get too carried away, Lucy assures me that it’s not going to be quite like that. This is a club night with erotic performers who are likely to go beyond regular burlesque, and the fancy dress will be a bit more risqué than Halloween down at the White Horse, but things will stop short of sex in dark corners. Probably.

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