Hott Link: Keeping Love Local
Now ES has surely given you recipe advice, political advice and feminism advice, but one thing we haven’t really lectured about was your love life. Slate, however, gave us an in: humans should be dating locally just as much as they are eating locally. (No offense BS and Alex!)
The same type of environmental logic has already been applied to our eating habits. The Local Food movement encourages us to cut CO2 emissions by calculating food miles—the distance a meal travels from production to the dinner table—and eating only what’s produced within a 100-mile radius. Isn’t it time for a Date Local movement, too? Let’s start thinking about “sex miles”: Just how far was this person shipped to hook up with you? And how many times more efficient would it be to date someone within a 100-mile radius?
So while you’re slutting it up this Halloween, remember, you’re doing the world a huge eco-favor by getting your ass locally.
Date Local. The case against long-distance relationships [Slate]