Maybe you’ve heard the news about a new superbug: antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Most of us have probably ignored these news headline as not of concern to us, just as we don’t think to get tested for AIDS/HIV. As we get more tech savvy, we’re jumping into online dating and enjoying meeting new partners.
We consider sex fun, healthy and adaptable to age-related quirks.
To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but old people are about to crash your party. And that is exactly why the app is exploding in use, even recently overtaking Twitter in terms of daily users.
(I'm not even 40, and I'm one of them.) To the hip kids who have grown up with the four-year-old short video sharing app: It is with regrets that admittedly I may even incorrectly explain some of how this service—with its myriad of odd features—works. A social network where people share photos and short videos for just 24 hours, Snapchat is the answer to the Internet's problem of never forgetting.
The philosophy behind this unconventional landing place is that chats all begin with the conversation, and in Snapchat, images do the talking.
Instead, Snapchat all about spontaneity and documenting things "in the now." Or, as the company's founder Evan Spiegel puts it, "instant expression."Navigating the App When opening Snapchat, forget the infinite scroll of the social networks you're used to, because this app immediately springboards the camera to the screen.While these days we older women are healthy, slim and fit, most men of the same age have diabetes, dicky hearts and high blood pressure.They are also often hobbling around waiting for a hip or knee replacement.But we now have the utmost difficulty in finding men to match us if my experience is anything to go by.And that’s why sex is often such a disaster in later years.
) And finally, to the adults reading this to discover what they've been missing: Apologies, but Snapchat will show you things—like what you'd look like as a glasses-wearing chihuahua—that you'll never unsee.