- Social Breakdown
- Romantic Second-Guessing
- Directionless Romance
- Dating App Addiction
- The Consent Haze
- Screen Saturation
- Unrealistic Expectations
I want to take a break from tactical articles to talk today about a broader topic.
While this won't contain how-tos, it will contain important perspectives I think will help shape the way you think about the dating landscape.
We've talked for a while about how dating is getting harder for people. We mainly talk about ways it is getting harder for men here, since this is a male-oriented site, but it's actually getting harder for both sexes.
It can be hard to put a finger on gradual changes, and even harder to name specific contributing factors to those changes. Generally what you will see is people who have one pet theory and blame it for everything: "It's due to feminism!" "It's due to porn!" "It's due to Hollywood brainwashing!" "It's due to a decline in morals!"
Social systems are complex systems though. They are hard to understand because they have many moving parts, and all those moving parts interact with each other. There is almost never one single cause for a major breakdown in function within a complex system.
Today we'll be looking at what I find to be the seven (7) most important causes of our contemporary breakdown in dating -- one that's led to an enormous reduction in romantic activity among men and women, and an explosion of bitterness among both sexes.