There were four of them in the dorm room that day- 3 women and 1 guy. One of the girls, Z was sort of dating the guy, (this was the eighties which meant they weren’t actually sleeping together)- the other two girls were there because they were bored and it was Saturday and not a party in sight. Suddenly the door burst open and 3 guys entered, their sense of entitlement showcasing the fact that they were upper classmen.
“Hey A” the blonde one yelled “We heard a rumor that you have actual females in here.”
And he looked at her, and she looked at him and the world stopped for just a second. She didn’t care that she was sort of, kind of dating A. She actually forgot about him for a second, because all she knew what that she was completely besotted by this slightly older boy wearing a Hawaiian shirt. As he was with her.
Do you think the kids of today experience this feeling from swiping right?
You know. Tinder. If you don’t know- Tinder is an app that apparently highlights available mates in your vicinity. You scroll through pictures and swipe right on the promising ones, left on the ones you wouldn’t be caught dead with. (Honestly, I don’t know if this is how it exactly works, so if anyone has a better description PLEASE chime in. I really strive for accuracy in my blogs about sex)
So basically, it’s internet shopping. You place people in your cart, try them on, and if you don’t like them, no harm, no foul, free returns.
But does your heart skip a beat by swiping right?
Millennials and Generation Z (kids born in this century) are certainly more tech savvy than their elders. They are more gender fluid. They are passionate and care about causes. But are they missing out on love?
I guess you can ask- does the youth of today care about love? Should they care about love?
Or are they just happy with sex?
I remember falling in love. It was the greatest feeling in the world- I would not trade those memories for anything. But am I a dinosaur? Has falling in love become a thing of the past? Is love going to go the way of eight track tapes and VCR’s?
Think about where kids read about love these days? The Hunger Games- dystopian. Divergent- dystopian. Twilight- weird. Pretty Little Liars- well, I know there was some murder and some stalking and I think characters hooked up……but you get the idea- are there even love stories for this generation?
So- here’s the question: Is love over?