“Apparently the avenues by which lusty millennials come to grope and perchance know one another are brusque, confused and rife with deception, and probably aren’t reliable precursors to unions of enduring bliss. Which is to say: they’re as imperfect as they’ve always been. While we Homo sapiens have paired off in diverse methods across disparate epochs, we’ve seldom done it with ample information or any particular finesse. There was no saner, better yesteryear: just a different set of customs, a different brand of clumsiness.”
—The Times’ Frank Bruni talks sense in the wake of the Manti Te’o scandal and that other recent example of our semi-annual bout of hysterical handwringing over the notion that things are different for kids today.