Younger generations are up against something that was unthinkable 30 years ago, and the understanding of what makes a happy, lasting marriage is rapidly disappearing.
It’s critical for parents to explain the real purpose of dating to our children and give them some effective marriage preparation, but it’s just as important for singles over 30 to offer the right example of dating to younger singles.
Be you, love who you are and let them fall in love with it.
” She had begun this conversation by stating she was unhappy with her life, but didn’t really know why.
A frightening statistic reveals that for millennials, the time between meeting each other and having sex often takes 10 texts or less.
Our social images rarely ever match our realities, making this whole online dating very deceptive. Then comes the feeling of absolute inadequacy compared to the person we like, and the goes-without-saying fear of being left or ghosted. If anything, they’ll just walk away since they’ve gotten EVERYTHING in a single date. The next time you meet someone (online or offline), instead of doing a thorough DNA search of all of their social platforms and spreading our legs the moment that first glass of wine kicks in, maybe you should approach things differently.
Everyone can look like Megan Fox or Colin Farrell these days with the right amount of VSCO saturation and shadow. So, we either skid or do the next bad thing – have sex on the first date, thinking that THAT will keep him/her interested. They go home and you go back to scrolling through Tinder, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram…. For instance, love yourselves and appreciate what you can give. The problem with millennial dating dynamics is that, for some reason, we are all convinced we’re not enough (maybe capitalism shaped us so? Still hoping we’ll be good enough to be loved, we’ve become ready to do anything for just a hint of true intimacy and affection. Can a one night stand match a lazy Saturday together, watching movies and messing up the sheets with takeout?