Friday, July 10, 2020

Your Generation Doesn't Want A Relationship

Why are we fooling ourselves? A majority of people no longer desire to have the spouse, 3 kids, dog, and white picket fence any more. Because society no longer glorifies being married. Sure, we love weddings, but not marriages.

I'm a 70's baby and I think that my generation is the last who really care about being married. A ton of people my age have either tried it or wanted to, but 1980 and beyond, I'm not so sure.
  • You want someone to do happy hour with you every now and then. 
  • You want a plus one to social gatherings. 
  • You want someone to text you "good morning" and "good night". 
  • You want someone make small talk with via text when there's a break at work. 
  • You want someone to contact to fill that intimacy void when you're lonely and in need of something physical.
But you don't want all of this at the same time. Or sometimes not even with the same person.
  • You want to feel like you're in a relationship without actually being in a relationship. 
  •  You don't want the commitment. 
  • You don't want the pressure of remembering and shopping for anniversaries and birthdays. 
  • You don't want the difficult conversations that come along with finding long-term compatibility. 
  • You don't want the same person in your face every... single... day. 
How many times have we seen someone post on Facebook about how they've been single for "X" number of years?  "Why don't I have someone already?"

Because you haven't put in the effort. That "everyone is a winner" mentality you learned as a kid is the reason you're sitting around waiting on your participant trophy.
  • You don't want to invest in a relationship, but you want to reap all of the benefits. 
  • You don't want to make yourself a better candidate for someone to want you because you work harder on our Match.com profile than you do on your personality. 
 So, let's just admit it: you live in the generation that doesn't really want relationships.  You want something that is a bit relationship-ish.  Luckily for you, there's an app for that!


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