What Is Romance Within The 21st Century?

1516 WordsApr 4, 20177 Pages
What is romance in the 21st century? There 's No dragons to slay for your lady love. No evil stepmothers and witches to rescue her from. No spells to wake her from with a kiss. How is a man to show off without any jousting tournaments? How is one to be a modern romantic? There 's been much debate over how to define modern romance and what romance even is in this day and age. Is romance dead or as alive as ever? Romance has a long and varied history that has greatly transformed over time. What does romance look like in the 21st century? It 's a text at 1am asking if you 're up, it 's a like or comment on your instagram post, its snapchatting and texting all day, it 's tinder and match.com, its “relationship goals” and posting pictures…show more content…
It is the very abundance of options provided by online dating which may be making men less inclined to treat any particular woman as a “priority”. according to David Buss, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas “Apps like Tinder and OkCupid give people the impression that there are thousands or millions of potential mates out there,” he continues... “One dimension of this is the impact it has on men’s psychology. When there is a surplus of women, or a perceived surplus of women, the whole mating system tends to shift towards short-term dating. Marriages become unstable. Divorces increase. Men don’t have to commit, so they pursue a short-term mating strategy. Men are making that shift, and women are forced to go along with it in order to mate at all.” Is that romance? Does modern day monogamy still exist? I can boldly state that we’ve all experienced some form of infidelity at some point of our lives. You may be thinking, “not me” or “i would never!” but there are multiple forms of cheating im talking about here. Cheating could literally mean anything we’ve done and thought “I can 't tell my partner about this”. Maybe is harmless flirting at the gym to boost your ego or perhaps you slept with someone else, the point is that the majority of us have most likely at least once in our relationship felt the need to explore some type of external stimulating experience outside of our committed relationship. Is this romantic? NO. According to Daniel
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