- Considerations of "Modern life"
- Creative writing
- Joie de vivre
- New York City
- The law
MP: The process of a date, I think, is terrible. Horrible. Because everything is banal and predicted.
GQ: The problem with dates is that they’re programmed seduction—you have to show up and try to seduce the person. Right? And life isn’t like that. Life is about the accidental, unscheduled seduction.
MP: Seduction is a matter of feelings and people opening themselves. I don’t think it’s something tricky—it’s being human. And everybody is seduced by something different.
Tell me about dates and dating. Is it true what you read in magazines—that there is the thing you have to do on the first date and the thing you have to do on the second date, and then by the third date you can get—what do you say, carried over?
GQ: You mean, have sex? In New York, yes. That’s how it goes, usually.
MP: Yes? New York really must be terrible.
GQ: You know that show Sex and the City?
MP: Embarrassing! I was thinking New York is like that. I have the impression that the people are like that—the women, the bitchiness.
MP: Yes, of course. They don’t listen. With women, the more unhappy they are, the more undressed they are. This is true. Dignity’s another very important part of this. Sex and the City is the opposite of dignity. You have to have dignity for your body—this is with men and women. You need to have dignity towards how you are, how you dress, how you behave.
You know, the older I get, the more I prefer to talk to old people. Old people or kids, because what they say is more spontaneous.
via: The Essential Man from GQ