Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.They are Dan, Alex, and Marty, budding investment bankers at the same financial firm, which recruited Alex and Marty straight from an Ivy League campus.
Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.
This annual celebration honors the Brazilian Carnival, which culminates around the Catholic holiday of Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent.
The best way to put it: it’s a big celebration of debauchery before giving it all up for 40 days and 40 nights.
Austin is a laid-back, welcoming city, open to all sorts of people and the various sex stuff they may or may not be into.
As a corollary, there are some pretty interesting places to let loose.