On the female profile I created to access men, dozens of the same guys messaged me morning, noon, and night, despite me never replying, posting a photo, or writing a single word on the profile. About a third of active users appear to have never met anyone, even though some of their accounts are over a year old.
This leads me to wonder if horniness is that big of a factor in Fab Swingers’ popularity- or if, in fact, it’s more about escapism.
Of course, nothing provides escape quite like casual sex, but on Fab Swingers, the quest for something that is, by definition, meaningless seems much more important than actually attaining it.
As the site explodes in popularity, then, what this reveals about users-and perhaps the intolerable nature of modern existence-goes way beyond their naked flesh.
“I do feel slightly addicted,” says the 23-year-old woman, “especially when you get so many messages and positive attention. In my real life I’m a loner, so it sounds lame but it’s just nice to feel noticed, even though I worry about what that might mean for my self-worth. Continue reading “ORIGINAL REPORTING ON EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS IN YOUR INBOX”