Dating culture dead

To be fair, our whole lives we’ve been discouraged from pursuing serious relationships.

“You’re too young to be so serious with [insert significant other’s name],” our parents insisted.

With this evidence, why would we ever try to look for something more serious?Another issue facing romance culture today is that traditional dating doesn’t really exist anymore.If an individual we’re interested in brings too much baggage or too much work to pursue, we adapt to the “there’s more fish in the sea” mentality and move on.The average age for couples to marry from the 1930s to the 1970s was 23 for men and 20 for women, according to a study by Infoplease.Now imagine for a moment that you’ll be married in the next two years.

For some college students, the thought of committing to a serious relationship is terrifying, which is why College Magazine—and fellow students—weighed in on the topic to shed some light on why we seem more apt to propose “Netflix and Chill” than an engagement ring.If we take our generation’s dating style as it stands today and compare it to the 1950s, we’ll find that things have certainly changed over the years.Back then, a date took place in a drive-in movie theater or an ice cream parlor after a cordial meeting the parents-of-the-intended, of course.If the date went well, and the couple wished to take their relationship to the next level, they declared themselves “going steady,” or “getting pinned” and arranged a schedule for dates and phone calls.“Getting pinned” usually led the couple to the next level: engagement and eventually, marriage.Now older generations say millenials are “lazy, entitled, confused and addicted to instant gratification.” But the negative characteristics that define our generation are most evident in our dating lives, particularly in the establishment of permanent long-lasting relationships.