Times have changed and people don’t date like they used to. Of course I blame society for these new types of relationships. Technology has brought us online dating and millennials have made dating some type of game. What ever happened to two people liking each other, going on a date, and if that date went well; starting a relationship? Must be too old fashioned.
I feel like I can say this because I am a millennial… we are absolutely crazy. We date without caution or fear of consequences. Don’t get me wrong, it can make for a great time but it can also bring a lot of heartbreak. Why? Because our relationships aren’t necessarily about connecting with someone in person. They are about connecting with someone through technology. We are basically dating our iPhones. Don’t get me wrong, I love my iphone very much but I think I could do better.
If we don’t receive a text every minute of every day we absolutely freak out. Is he not interested in talking to me? Did his phone die? Did he die? The thoughts are endless and only lead to slight panic attacks and then a wave of relief when he finally texts back with that kissy face emoji. I personally think technology has made it quite difficult to have a meaningful relationship with another person but I can see the upsides.
It’s hard to meet people! Once you finish college and go out into the real world, meeting new people isn’t always easy. Your job, people you see at Starbucks every morning, and strangers at the gym are your main source of interaction. It makes complete sense that you would go looking for companionship through mainstream dating apps. Tinder, Bumble, and Match are some of hottest options for millennials to find love. Just about every single person I know has a profile on one of these sites, if not auditioning for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Hey, everyone wants to find love!
I understand that dating at any age isn’t easy but it really seems like millennials have it rough. Because even if we do meet a guy or girl that we like, we still have to deal with the constant games and frustration that comes with dating 20 something year old’s.
Millennials have a hard case of F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) which makes it hard for them to settle down with a single partner! Dating as a millennial is basically like shopping without any interest in making an actual purchase.