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  1. Duran Duran is coming back to Las Vegas, Saturday, August 26, 2023! They’ll be at T-Mobile Arena with Nile Rodgers & CHIC, and Bastille joining them as special guests.

Mike and Carla had a great time talking to the very charming John Taylor about all things Duran Duran – the early days of the band, the present Duran Duran –  and the iconic artist who influenced Simon Le Bon’s lyrics in one of their biggest hits – Hungry Like The Wolf. You might be very surprised!

Listening to Taylor, you feel his love for the band, and his work. With good reason – they’re Duran Duran.

Since forming in 1980, Duran Duran have been icons of pop music. More than 100 million record sales worldwide, six Platinum-selling records, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2022, an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Not bad!

Duran Duran released their latest album, FUTURE PAST, in late 2021. It features several exciting collaborators including Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder, Mark Ronson, Graham Coxon, Tove Lo, Mike Garson, Ivorian Doll and CHAI. This is their fifteenth studio album. 

In a Rolling Stone article surrounding the Future Past album, Rob Sheffield wrote: “Duran Duran have never gotten stuck in the past. Even after four decades, they’re still innovating, still experimenting.” The four key members—Le Bon, synth wizard Nick Rhodes, bass rogue John Taylor, drum master Roger Taylor—explore a host of dance-pop grooves like “Anniversary.” If you heard Future Past in a blindfold test, you might guess it was some hot young hipster band out to conquer the planet.” I think most would agree that Duran Duran already conquered the planet.

John Taylor says this Duran Duran tour, and show is going to be a true retrospective of the band’s work. and if you’re a Duran Duran fan, there is nothing you want more than just that!

-Carla Rea

A Tinder Dating Dictionary to Help Older People Talk To Younger People

The basics of dating haven’t really changed – but the language has.

Gen Z’ers say they speak a very different language than their parents when it comes to dating. In the past, you might just ask “Would you like to meet up for coffee?” Ttoday it’s more likely that you’re “sliding into DMs.”

Tinder has now launched a “Dating Dictionary” to help older people understand and date younger people. Now I’m not sure we want to encourage older people hitting on more young people, but dating is dating I suppose. And there truly is someone for everyone.

The truth is, typically people are dating within their own generation. The dictionary will just make it easier to have dating conversations across different generations.

Many of the terms included were identified in the Tinder Year In Swipe 2022 report published in December. It’s younger singles who are coining the new phrases and terms to loosely define their relationship status, then they go viral on social, and BOOM – another new dating term!

A popular phrase highlighted by Tinder recently – that someone over the age of 25 may never have heard before, is “cushioning.” This means keeping several backup relationships to soften the blow if your main one doesn’t really last,

“Situationship” is another addition to Tinder vernacular. This is the sticky in-between status when someone is more than a hook-up, but they are not quite a couple.

So here they are – some terms you might want to know if you’re on Tinder. Yes – times have changes.

A word of advice:  If you’re over 40 and actually try to use any of these terms, you’ll probably just seem ick (a turn-off) to anyone under 25.

-Carla Rea

  • Daterview:

    When a date feels more like a job interview.

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • Text-lationship:

    When you text all the time but rarely meet up in person.

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • Kittenfishing:

    It’s not catfishing – where you actually pretend to be someone else.  It’s a scaled-back version, where you just tweak or embellish things about yourself.

    Tinder dictionary

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  • Friendtroduction:

    When you meet someone’s friends for the first time.

    Tinder dictionary

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  • Rizz:

    Short for charisma.  Like, “I just went out with someone who has a ton of rizz.  We might hard launch soon.” 

    Tinder dictionary

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  • Hard launch:

    When you post your first official photo as a couple.

    Tinder dictionary

  • Sneaky link:

    Two people who are hooking up a lot but keeping it a secret.

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • Eco-dumping:

    Ending a date because someone’s not committed enough to environmental causes.

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • O.N.S.:

    Short for “one-night stand.”

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • Dry texter:

    Someone who writes boring texts and doesn’t use many emojis. Oh, the horror!

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • Love bombing:

    When you come on too strong at the start of a relationship. When both people do it, it can lead to a “turbo relationship.”

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • Main character energy:

    When you focus on your own needs, and don’t waste time on people who aren’t good enough.

    Tinder Dictionary

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  • O.T.P:

    Short for “one true pairing,” or the perfect couple.

    Tinder Dictionary

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