In recent years, there has most certainly been a shift in social attitudes within the dating world. In times gone by, young couples met through family and friends, or at local bars and clubs. Social circles were small, and so your chance of meeting the one was limited due to logistics.
The new contemporary courting culture
With the world becoming increasingly accessible, alongside technological advances, there are now new dimensions to dating. Following the empowerment of the individual in the 1960s, society has become progressively open to no strings dating. It seems that we have now, collectively, reached a peak in this contemporary courting culture. It has become quite normal to search through myriad men and women, with the hope of falling upon that someone special along the way.
This doesn’t necessarily equate to the death of the family structure, however. What it does indicate is that men and women alike are now waiting until later in life to settle down. Between couples, loyalty is always a good thing. But, thanks to useful tools such as online dating, we can now expect people to test the waters a little more, and hunt for the one before making any long term commitments.
A decline in divorce rates
After some time in the game, and after weighing up your options, it is likely that well-matched couples will fall into something more serious, quite organically. Throughout the last three decades, society has become more accepting of couples living together before marriage. Premarital cohabitation … Read More