Forget casual hookups: We’re living in the era of ‘hesidating’ and ‘fear of dating again’

Singles are apprehension towards dating after the pandemic. Stock-eye/Getty Images Dating experts say the pandemic has led to a rise in “hesidating” and “FODA” — fear of dating again. Some people are worried about their rusty social skills and a date’s Covid-related social comfort levels. To overcome their dating anxieties, some people are pre-screening potential … Read more

Port City Small Bites: Big Ocean Cider Co., King Neptune lives on

Jimmy Gilleece, owner of Jimmy’s Wrightsville Beach, has taken over King Neptune in Wrightsville Beach. (Courtesy photo) SOUTHEASTERN NC — Lots of movement happens around the Port City when it comes to restaurants, food trucks, bars and bottle shops, not to mention organizational and nonprofit foodie events and festivals. While Port City Daily already covers … Read more