This was the boy from postwar Brixton [a district of south London] with his sights set on the world,' writes author and British GQ editor Dylan Jones in his exhaustive and fascinating new biography, David Bowie: A Life, to be published by Crown Archetype on September 7.'His entire professional career was one of myth, legend and invention.'Bowie broke out of the monochrome world of his upbringing in southeast England in the 70s dressed like a pansexual spaceman in a Day-Glo jumpsuit, sashaying across the screen like a 1920s film star, with dyed flame-red hair.
And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?
Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.
He was fixated on Hitler and watched Nazi movies while high on cocaine - a vice that nearly killed him.
Bowie snorted so much coke for years he had to have cartilage removed from his body and put in his nose.
Over 60 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds have internet access in their own rooms, compared with 30 per cent six years before.
Alarmingly, 41 per cent of seven to ten-year-olds can access the internet from their own rooms, more than a fourfold increase on previous figures.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.