Retrosexuals are people who go searching for sex by revisiting past relationships via Facebook. I'm sure everyone knows someone, or is someone, who has done this. It was only a matter of time before someone gave it a name and made the concept explicit to the masses. The January 22 piece in Boston Phoenix, Are you a retrosexual? is both informative and amusing.
"The neology is obvious: retrosexuals are people who rewind their own lives, digging into their past to emerge with a current romantic partner.
A retrosex episode can fall into two major categories, with some subsets: a one-time hook-up or a longer-term romance. The textbook retrosexual, the perfect specimen, if you will, is the former — someone like Suzanne, who hooks up for casual sex with someone he or she knew in high school. Within this group are two narrower classifications: some retrosexuals, like Suzanne, have been there, done that; others might be reconnecting with old friends but hooking up for the first time."
Let the games begin!
Cheers to Kyle for the tip-off.