“Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” — Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

Style and technology may have changed since Sex and the City premiered roughly 20 years ago, but many of the discussions have not. The characters may be fictional, but their struggles are so real and SO relatable.

So, whether you’re a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, Charlotte, a mixture of them all… or maybe you’re more of a Mr. Big, an Aiden, or a Steve… welcome to Swipe ‘n’ the City. 

No matter what your SATC persona is, odds are if you’re dating today, we’re having or have had a lot of the same struggles. We share our stories with friends over drinks. We bitch about being ghosted. We commisserate wherever we can because we’re all in it together. Right?

That’s where Swipe ‘n’ the City comes in. After yet another shitty break up, I decided if I was going to get back into the Dating Game, I might as well write about it. I’m obviously not an expert, but I’ve definitely got some good stories and quite a few lessons learned.

That said, my writing style is nothing like Carrie’s (except for maybe a few good puns sprinkled in), which is why my tagline is “soulmates and sarcasm.” It’s not that I’m a total bitch (only kind of one), it’s just that I prefer to say things as they are. I’ve never been one to beat around the bush or be passive aggressive.

I also want Swipe ‘n’ the City to be as interactive as possible, and will always try to end posts not with a rhetorical, Carrie-esque type question but with something to spark an idea or opinion in you, my lovely reader. If you’re not comfortable leaving a comment, you can always email me here or DM me on Instagram (@mariercarlson). I want to hear your stories, too! 

And on that note, happy swiping!

xoxo. — Marie


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