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Dating in 2023: Unemotional and Non-committal

Dating has evolved over the years significantly; most people don’t want commitment or want to worry about future outcomes that will affect the relationship.

As of 2023, dating is not the romantic courting it used to be. A lot of people nowadays prefer a no-strings-attached, strictly physical situation. There is a rare small percentage of people that want that emotional connection, a partner always to have their back. Still, modern men mainly want the physical aspects of a relationship.  Social media makes it easy to meet people, especially in an explicit context. I have noticed so many relationships in our age group end because someone wanted to talk to multiple people at once for, again, those physical temptations. It feels so disconnected a lot of the time, the way people are used for their bodies and not seen as a valuable person that is worthy of getting to know and spending actual quality time.

Recently, so many people have been open about these issues, and it’s about time. Yes, there have always been “players” or people who use others for their own needs, but it has grown significantly more common. A lot of us feel hopeless, how do we fix it? Where do we find these genuine connections? How do we not get stuck in the cycle of liking someone who just wants to use us? I obviously, have no clear answer. We have no control over others’ actions, but we can control what we accept into our lives. It is time that we do not accept these behaviors from people, yes it will suck to cut someone off when you have feelings for them, but it hurts even worse to continue it and let it deteriorate yourself.

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