LP: I love hearing a hard boundary from a partner, because then I know what to do. You’re that much closer to the person who will say yes.
Rejection from a person who isn’t a good fit for you is not a reflection of you.
You talk to your partner as much as possible beforehand, throughout and after to make sure everyone is having a lovely experience.
HS: People who practise kink tend to be more self-aware because they’ve done a little more reflecting, not just on the person they are when they’re dating, but who they are in the shadows.
Mistress Shahrazad: I grew up with a very religious upbringing and I didn’t see a lot of empowering roles for women within that.
Despite a growing number of dating apps like Bumble encouraging women to make the first move, it can still be hard for women to feel confident and proactive in their dating lives.
Dating in North America is full of unspoken rules, like how to flirt, who should pay for the first date and how quickly you should follow up after you’ve gone out.
Islam believes the choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime.
It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones.