Dating Was So Hard, Until It Wasn't from Death, Sex, & Money

“When I want it badly enough, I can…really steel myself and just be like, ‘Don’t freak out, just stay still, kiss them. Just do it!'”

This is how Katie Heaney talked about her dating life when we first spoke back in 2014. She’d just published her confessional first book, Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date—a chronicling of her lifelong singledom until age 25. And she’d recently moved to New York City from Minnesota to take a job at BuzzFeed as an editor. When we talked, the 27-year-old was also a virgin—something that made her really uncomfortable. “I really don’t like it,” she told me. “And I also hate that I don’t like it. Because that feels like conceding that it bothers me and that I am susceptible to the opinions of others.”

Listening back to herself two years later, Katie…

Original published: 2019-06-12 12:00:00 Read the full New York City News here


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