Atlantic online dating monogamy
When I think about commitment and why some relationships go the way of the dodo, the first place I consider laying blame has never been the Internet. Log in, peruse, and voila: dates just fall into your lap, and he thus notes commitment would be silly when there are so many available ladies waiting hand and foot for a man.
And two, is how commitment and monogamy are related, and why the need for a change as to how we view monogamous commitments may not be as radical as he’s made it out to be. Slater’s subject, Jacob, online dating is easy-peasy!
Because throwing your relationship into park once you’ve “landed” him is a sure way to end the forward momentum.
The whole “oh yeah where are you going to go” argument just doesn’t hold water anymore.
Jacob, for all intents and purposes, doesn’t sound actually interested in commitment to anyone but himself. Let’s look at a contrasting story to Jacob: my own.
Just over a month ago, I returned from an epic road trip for the making of 50/50: A Dating Documentary, in which I went on fifty first dates, one in every American state.
The premise of seeing America through the eyes of the nation’s bachelors while being a bachelorette myself gave me the freedom to ask questions one doesn’t normally dig into on first dates, such as, “What is dating like here?For most of recorded history women did not have romantic options.