Does this generation know what romance is?

By Patrick Whalen
April 22, 2015

Our generation is pathetic when it comes to romance and dating.

My 28-year-old brother would have to call his high school girlfriend’s home phone in order to talk to her. That was then.

Now, we go on social media and hide from reality.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media sites are the reason for this generation’s awful attempt at “romance.”

When my brother was in high school, he could ask a girl to go to the movie theatre and just hang out.

It was completely normal.

In today’s society, girls think that is weird. It is nearly impossible to hang out with the opposite sex one-on-one unless you are “talking.”

The root of all of this comes straight from smart phones.

We all rely on our phones to get through the day.

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Why are millennials so messed up when it comes to dating?

You lose your phone and you lose your entertainment, social abilities and almost all things that are important to you.

I did not get a phone until I was a junior in high school.

A smart phone?

H*** no, but even that does not matter.

Having a phone is such a distraction.

This generation cannot even wake up in the morning without relying on their phones alarm to go off.

Girls cannot trust guys and guys cannot trust girls.

This is partly because of our smart phones, but another reason is because of the “hookup culture” our generation is going through.

You walk into a party and dance with a girl in ways that my father would not be happy about. You make out, get each others’ number and meet up next weekend and do it all again.

Even girls and guys alike who have significant others are hooking up with other people.

And those that say they are loyal are saying this while sitting on their throne of lies.

Just because you may not hookup with other people does not mean you are loyal.

Flirting may not be as bad but it is still wrong to do if you are in a relationship.

First of all, it is completely unfair to the boyfriend or girlfriend.

Second of all, it is not fair for the person who thinks this girl or guy is into them.

I can understand how hard it must be to date someone who you met in high school and now attend different colleges.

However,  I cannot understand how people first of all cheat on their significant other and then keep it a secret.

How much can you actually like the person you cheated on?

It is one thing to cheat and another thing to lie about it and keep it on the down-low.

Trustworthy relationships are hard to come by these days.

If you really like someone you need to put that person on the top of your priority list.

It will not be perfect.

There is no such thing as a perfect relationship.

Unless you date me. Which brings me to my next point.

I am single.




Patrick Whalen

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