As a part of our maudern people series, we asked Dallas-based creative Loren Thompson for insights on modern intimacy. Loren is the force behind social and content agency Made Studios.
What is your relationship status?
In a Relationship
How long have you been together?
I have been with my partner for 4 and a half beautiful years
How did you meet?
We actually met on Snapchat which is pretty funny. We had a lot of mutual friends and discovered we have always been near each other throughout our early 20's but never actually connected. We went to the same clubs, events, bars, and never bumped into each other. I don't know how we started following each other on Snapchat, but we facetimed for the first time and it lasted for hours. After that the rest is history. We were inseparable...
In your day to day life, how do you make time for intimacy?
Creating time for intimacy with myself is the most important. Taking care of myself is essential like listening to my body, my mind, and studying what I need. I dedicate at least an hour a day for self-care. This can be taking a relaxing bath filled with essential oils or pampering myself with a long facial ending with gua-sha.
Making time for intimacy in my relationship can look like us planning a couple of days a week to do something we haven't done in a while or being adventurous. We love to create new memories with each other and spark joy in our relationship.
With social distancing & quarantine, how has human contact changed for you?It has allowed me to slow down... Listen to myself, my partner, my family, my friends... Even the earth and nature. I feel more conscious and aware of my surroundings and myself. I have cultivated a new relationship with living in the moment and less on autopilot. I have been more intentional to exude love, patience, and understanding with everyone and everything around me. What we put into the world we receive.
You feel most loved when__I am seen.
A favorite literary or on-screen romance:
A man that is intelligent.
The perfect date:A sunset evening on the beach
Your in the mood food:A hot fudge brownie with caramel sauce & coconut ice cream.
Drink of choice:I don't drink, so actually a topo chico with pineapple.
A sexy or intimate song you love:Sabrina Claudio, Stand Still
Dating advice to your younger self:
Take your time...