Has the internet changed the way that we look at sex?
I recently read “The Last Couple Standing” by Matthew Norman. The book talks about four couples that have know each other since college. As they hit their forties, three of the couples end up divorced. I’m guessing you got that from the title…
Now I am about to give some spoilers from the book, which really aren’t exactly “Rosebud” moments, but I am telling tales out of school so to speak…
After the divorces, the three couples have some regrets. They say that dating and sex in the ’10’s is just not the same as earlier generations.
- Facebook makes it so easy to find old loves and reconnect with the ones that got away, or that you secretly had a crush on
- Tinder makes no strings sex with others right there in the palm of your hand, and it isn’t always what you expect
- Because of the capability of search engines, what people want to see on your sexual menu have expanded- they expect a menu with at least five courses and multiple options for each course
- The internet makes you feel like there are MANY other options out there, so you have to be on your A game at all times. Make one slip and your partner is searching away for the next possible mate
So my next questions bring it right back to you:
If you are presently in a relationship, do you think you would want to be in a relationship now, with all the new rules and bells and whistles?
If you are not currently in a relationship. do you find expectations of potential partners in too daunting?
Have your expectations changed of what you want/need/expect in a relationship?
Do you think the whole concept of sex and sexual relations is different now?
Has the internet brought dating to a whole other level, and if so, is it good, bad or just different?
What do you think the best way to navigate the brave new world of sex is?
Does the fact that this is written from by a man matter?
Pick any, or all parts of this….and…