While the focus of Broad City is on the gonzo antics and hilarious friendship of Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and Ilana (Ilana Glazer), as twentysomething women in a big city, they’re also bound to have their fair share of sexual mishaps. While many people do settle down when they’re young, for many, it is a time for experimentation. When you’re figuring out what it is that you want and enjoy, you are going to come across stuff that is detrimental to your growth and happiness as well.
Luckily for everyone navigating the rules of romance, we have Abbi and Ilana to be our spirit guides. Every relationship is different, but here are a few tips from Broad City to help avoid disaster.
Open Communication Is Key
Whether or not you’re monogamous or keeping things casual, communication is the key in a dating relationship. They need to know what you want and you need to know what they want if you’re even going to attempt to be on the same page. While Lincoln (Hannibal Buress) is much more even-keel than the always ridiculous Ilana, these two somehow make their weird relationship work. In the season three episode “Co-Op,” Lincoln admits that he did hook up with another girl, but Ilana is really only curious about the details because she finds it really hot. However, after they have a real and honest conversation about what they want and expect from the relationship, they’re ready to move forward as a (slightly open) couple. It’s not for everyone, but it works for them.