I am continually in awe of what social media networks’ “intelligent” algorithms think I am interested in. Case in point, this story that was in my Facebook feed today: 20-Somethings Have Invented a New Relationship Status, and It’s Called “Dating Partner”
“Dating Partners” are a perfect metaphor for what is wrong with our society. People that want to play “married” for a short amount of time without all of the “icky” commitment that comes with it. When things get remotely difficult, or even a little bit boring, you just bail and move on to the next sex partner. I can’t say it better than the article does:
“I don’t think monogamy is for everyone,” said Ian*, 29, who’s been in a cycle of dating partners before. “I don’t plan on getting married nor do I approach dating seeking out the perfect person for me to spend my ‘forever’ with.”
This is very, very sad.