Sometimes we sleep together, sometimes we don’t,’ she says.‘I wonder if our relationship might develop further if we let it, but we have reached the stage now where to express any emotion for each other would be embarrassing.’His attitude seems shockingly clinical.
All the more so because it was Malcolm who asked Martina out in the first place after they bumped into each other on a visit back to the hometown where they had once been school friends.‘Then he went a bit further, using a phone app called Take Me I’m Yours, designed to get couples together.
All the benefits of a committed relationship, in other words, but with none of the emotional or practical ties.
If it sounds a recipe for disaster, that’s because it very often is.
In a way, it’s likely the man in this relationship is being quite callous.