As a part of our maudern people series, we asked DC-based founder Alisha Ramos for insights on modern intimacy. Alisha is the founder of Girls' Night In, a weekly newsletter and online community, that recently launched The Lounge, a digital event platform.
What is your relationship status?
Engaged—and for longer than we originally planned, due to COVID-19.
How long have you been together?
How did you meet?
There’s a story here...but for now, let’s just say “through the Internet.”
In your day to day life, how do you make time for intimacy?
We’ve been cooking together most nights of the week during quarantine, and that’s been our time to catch up on each other’s days. We love a “project recipe,” and love trying new techniques and ingredients together. This week, we made chicken kofta and baba ghanoush. We light a candle at dinner, use the fancy cloth napkins, and try to set a mood for connection.
You feel most loved when___
I feel physically connected.
A favorite literary or on-screen romance:
Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice.
A handwritten note.
The perfect date:
A simple night out at a buzzy restaurant in the city. Feels like a luxury right now.
Your in the mood food:
Wine or a bourbon cocktail.
Drink of choice:
Haus ginger yuzu on the rocks.
A sexy or intimate song you love:
Sure Thing - Miguel
Dating advice to your younger self:
There will be empty words and compliments. Move past them for the real deal.
The lobby of the 1Hotel in South Beach.