Sex and Late Capitalism

New York Metro on online dating and promiscuity (though the point is applicable to all of modern life):

“There is probably a downside — a more liquid, fast-moving marketplace may cause some people to feel that they can always trade up, and you can make a case that endless options are the enemy of contentment,” says Rufus Griscom, co-founder of Nerve and chairman of Spring Street Networks. “This is the quote-unquote late-capitalist existential crisis. Well, you can reminisce about the good old days when you lived on the family farm and married your cousin. Sure, life is simpler and more stable when people have very few options. I’ll take the present.”

BTW, the faux historicism implied in “late capitalism” makes it one of my favorite phrases.