It hit me over the Christmas period, actually, having returned to my family home for a fortnight with my parents. As outdated and sexist as it is, until the last quarter of the 20th century the marital dynamics saw women have children and raise them as a stay-at-home parent, while the man went out to work. Easy access to potential dates; whether it be for one night stands or in search of a sustainable relationship, can also make it difficult for people to connect and show their worth. And gone are the days where people endure unhappy, loveless marriages out of a sense of loyalty or for the sake of kids.
Long-term relationships are well and truly dead in 2017, and here’s why
Dating Culture Isn't Dead
Traditional dating encapsulates the proven method of meeting a potential life partner face-to-face and building a bond through continual interactions. You enjoy getting to know a potential mate through a wide range of settings, whether alone or in a group. Offline Dating: Pros and Cons. Traditional dating allows you to quickly decipher some important information about a person of interest. It is difficult for someone you are meeting face-to-face to misrepresent their physical description such as body type, size and level of attractiveness, Spira says. With traditional dating, you interact with a person in whom you are interested and about whom you may already know some details.
Traditional Dating Dead?
Not only have people always been interested in finding hookups or one night stands, but for some reason, it has always been frowned upon -- especially if it's a woman looking for a fling. To some extent, men have been expected to only want sex from people they meet. There has always been a cliche of guys meeting chicks in bars for the purpose of having a one night stand, while women have been taught that the most important reason to meet a man is to marry them and start a family. The idea of one night stands has only recently become mutual.
Lately, powerful voices in media have been suggesting that traditional courtship has been taken off life support and officially pronounced dead. While I am not sure if these pundits went to med school, the dating experiences of young women today suggest that their diagnosis may not be entirely in error. According to the end of courtship argument, technology has drastically changed dating behavior, driving the death of courtship as we once knew it. I, however, would like to respectfully disagree and argue that courtship may just have become segmented, rather than dead. Contrary to popular belief, technology has influenced the way we date for years.