All of the benefits with none of the work

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.

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One thought on “All of the benefits with none of the work

  1. Wow! That is really sad! I know in my 20s I flipped-flopped with my feelings of commitment and just “dating partners.” Looking back on my mistakes in dating, I understand now that love and monogamy is a beautiful thing! You’re right, our society has now shifted to “dating partners” and casual sex is perfectly acceptable, when in reality it is very damaging to both parties involved.

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