S L I C K: Sweet Dreams

This week’s S L I C K is curated and edited by Carolyn Yates.

Content notes: dating apps, long distance, phone sex, vibrator

If we were being honest:

Me: 31, a tiny studio in Denver, recently heartbroken, bored and lonely, and my friends keep telling me to put myself out there, so I'm going to try, begrudgingly.

But this is a dating app, so here’s what I actually write:

Me: 31, Denver, looking for new friends or maybe someone to make me smile while we walk around the natural history museum looking at dinosaur fossils. You: 30s, wherever, hair that falls in your face and you have to push it back with a cocky smile. That’s the only requirement.

Simple, prescriptive, kind of embarrassing. I know that as a queer woman, you've got to go the distance to find the right one. I post it and then turn off my phone. I mean all the way off. And then I set it face down and try to fall asleep but mostly just stare at the blinking, incorrect clock for a few hours before slipping u...

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Hansen is the former DIY & Food Editor of Autostraddle.com and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She teaches creative writing at Colorado State University and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in her free time.

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