The modern rules of dating The modern rules of dating The current generation is subverting the traditional rules of courtship. So, hook-up is the new dating and marriage is no longer the goal. Nov 23, , The times, they are a-changing — and so is the art of the biggest game of your life.
Or even coffee or drinks, for that matter. Driven by social media Social media has drastically changed everything about dating. Social networking sites play many roles — connectors of mutual friends, precursors to blind dates, playgrounds for pre-date flirting and re-connectors of exes and long-lost lovers. Even if the parents put them on curfew, the kids can rendezvous online from the confines of their own room. Of course, they do. With as little to go by as your complete name and city, a person can access reams of information about you.
Through locationmapping, micro-blogging sites and online photo albums, you can stay abreast of where your love interest is and with whom at any point of time.
Peers decide partners Friends seal the deal in relationships, if we go by current research. They have most likely picked up the pieces when an unsuitable mate broke your heart. It makes perfect sense to trust their opinion about a prospective partner. Hook-up culture The hook-up culture dominates the modern dating scene. Typically referring to a lifestyle of short-term commitment-free flings, the popular media — be it romantic films, sitcoms or chick lit — finds it sexy, but the idea may be scary for parents.
And what about the people indulging in it — the millennials? Marriage is no longer the goal of getting into a relationship. The millennials I have come across are paranoid about commitment because they are no longer sure if marriage is for keeps.
They have started questioning their own motives for tying the knot. Hook-ups, serial monogamy a succession of faithful relationships and living in are their ways of experimenting and scrutiny. In her book, The End of Men: But if you disagree, love was never meant to be fair and square.
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