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Seduction Reset In Buenos Aires: The New Rules Of Engagement

In this era of meet-up apps, #MeToo and changing gender mores, the dating scene isn't what it used to be.

Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Demian Doyle

BUENOS AIRES — The rules of the game have changed. In fact, they're changing even as I write this. The #MeToo movement and more recently, No is No, have impacted the way we relate to one another. The catcall — piropo in Spanish, meaning "compliment" — is illustrative: Society no longer accepts it as gallantry, and it seems headed for fossilization rather than any rebranding.

Seduction is also being reexamined. Where is it headed? It's too soon to say, but based on our research, the traditional roles are broken. There is no longer a classic pickup scenario, not because men have stopped pursuing women, but because it is a two-way game now.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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