Friday Mixtape: 10 Songs To Ease Your Dating Anxiety

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Summer is the seasons of weddings, a time to celebrate relationships forged from love, dinner dates and blind optimism. Chances are, there was a little anxiety along the way. As my brother recited his vows over the weekend, I couldn’t help but experience my own clichéd, “this is your life,” moment. My dating history danced across my mind, and I wondered how on earth anyone feels certain enough to make a lifelong commitment. What happens when Victoria’s Secret turns to granny panties every day of the week? After the ceremony I turned to music fraught with similar anxieties, and I was comforted. Maybe dating is the new marriage?

Billy Idol: “White Wedding”

The Shirelles: “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”

Duran Duran: “Ordinary World”

Annie Lenox: “Walking on Broken Glass”

‘Til Tuesdays: “Voices Carry”

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: “100 Days, 100 Nights”

Tegan and Sara: “Back in Your Head”

The Dismemberment Plan: “Gyroscope”

Feist: “Comfort Me”

Kanye West: “Runaway”