Searching for Mr. Right Now
Are Young Women Trading Relationships for Emotionless Sexual Encounters?
March 16, 2007 — On a Saturday night in Washington, D.C
., 23-year-old Evi Lalangas and her 21-year-old sister, Tina, are ready to hit the town. Tonight's location? Adam's Morgan — a hip, young D.C. neighborhood known for its bustling night life.
On this particular night, Evi and Tina grab their stilettos and their friends and head out the door in hopes of finding Mr. Right — that is, Mr. Right Now. These ladies aren't looking for boyfriends, but they're open to the idea of hooking up.
"When you're hooking up," said Evi, explaining her feelings, "it's 'I want to feel good right now, and this is how I'm going to feel good. I'm going to kiss. I'm going to do this and that because I want it right now and don't care who you are. We want some sort of self-satisfaction."