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That project, which included countless countrywide interviews, morphed into a movie optioned by New Line Cinemas. “One night, the two of us just came to this realization that dating was dead and that there was some other way that people of our generaiton were falling in love and how do we, as women, embrace that? “The answer that we found was that through having a gaggle.” They say that we live in a post-dating world, and that the gaggle — “the group of men in your life who you may not be dating” creates a paradigm shift.
Instead of thinking about your love live in terms of love per se — “who is taking me out to a movie friday, who is calling me a week in advance to make plans? They’re the guys you already know and see regularly, if not everyday, the reasoning goes.
” etc — a gaggle is like a panorama dudes floating in the third dimension, or something. There are apparently 10 types of man-geese in a woman’s gaggle — one could be that clingy ex-boyfriend, another could be “that guy at work who helps you with the coffee machine.” (FYI: if you ever find an office with a coffee machine, commit.
They’re TOTAL KEEPERS.) , the key to finding love in this kind of ambiguous cloud, they say, is to “remain open to where those connections might go.” “You are really at the center of your gaggle. They’re men who exist in your life, so it’s up to you to define the relationship on your terms and explore it the way you want to explore it. ) Explained Wiegand: “I came home one night when we were roommates in Brooklyn, and I sat down on the sofa and released a barrage of: ‘Why don’t boys like me? ’ And Jess and I sort of had an initial moment of wallowing in despair and thinking that we had no love lives and thought that something must be wrong with us, since we ‘re not going any dates,” she said.
Younger generations in particular seem to prefer keeping things loosely defined.
Keeping it light Many couples claim exclusivity but won't call it a "relationship," which they fear will sour the fun with expectations, said Jessica Massa, who interviewed hundreds of singles and couples for her book, "The Gaggle: How to Find Love in the Post-Dating World" (Simon & Schuster).Dating is dead — so say Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand.They say that dating doesn’t lead to love like it reportedly did in the past — instead, Massa and Wiegand say, women nowadays just have men informally orbiting them, and it’s up to us female folk to take the relationships where we want them.Others feel the term "dating" produces too much pressure and prefer to call it "hanging out."A "perfect storm" of variables have conspired to create generation ambiguity, Stanley said.One is cultural, he said, as the first generation of children to grow up witnessing mass divorce (now in their 20s and 30s) worry that relationships are so risky that they constantly hedge their bets.Emily Cook & Kathy Greenberg (of Ratatouille, Gnomeo & Juliet, and L-Word fame) have been hired by New Line Cinema to write the movie based on core WTF?!