How Millennials Are Redefining Monogamy

How Millennials Are Redefining Monogamy

by vonnysweetland, January 26, 2016

How Millennials are redefining Monogamy

Having spouses is the ultimate nature of human kind. It’s about the matter of priority, circumstances, social and cultural values. Millennials are people who have opened up their eyes in an era of technology and fast pace society. Nothing is permanent and forever –be it your cell phone or car model, computer or even your Facebook status.

This speedy civilization gave way to the millennial being indicted of conceited, self-centered and arrogant behaviour, who in turn may use that show to snub outside sexual pressure. The bold millennial attitude doesn’t care much for what others think of them. “I will do my own thing and make my own choices”, this approach surely will not let them sweep away with free love. But does this confirm the theory that every new generation is more narcissistic then the previous one? Here’s what I’ve found by talking to some of my millennial friends.

Are Millennials obsessed with hookups?

There is no denial that access to everything has made this generation quite focused on what they actually want and when they want it. Ironically, Millennials would rather be in a relationship than casual one-night stands. But if things don’t work out in a relationship as they would like, the moving on part is easy and swift. They consider it a way to move forward –or “progress” you could say.

Does monogamy actually freak you out?

This thinking comes with the most common belief that humans are not naturally monogamous creatures. The traditional one-on-one relationship or “till death do us apart” is taken as a totally “fairytale rule.” Hence, marriage is also not in the agenda of 70 percent of millennial people. But they do like to stay in a relationship if it is working well for them. For some, seeing more people at a time is just a matter of circumstances. Despite the unavoidable stereotypes of ”Polyamorous” millennial people, they believe if they can manage more partners they will at least do it safely. After all, they are the generation of the age that is even more aware of AIDS and other STIs than those before them.

Do online dating apps actually cause polyamorous behaviour?

This is a generation that was raised in a really protective environment by their parents. There is a check and balance on child protection, and playgrounds were made safer. So they may continue those attitudes as an adult. Let’s face it, allowing complete strangers into your personal life, your social circle, and your home could be apprehensive. So the risks of online dating could be quite terrifying. Despite that fact, dating apps are the complete norm for millennials. It makes finding a partner more accessible but doesn’t necessarily mean a constant circle of hookups. In fact, over 15% of all Americans are on a dating app with the hope of finding “true love.”

What are Millenials actually obsessed with?

We have to accept that the civic engagement is changing its shape just as the technology economy has modified communications, travel, trade, dating and almost everything it has encountered. The millennial generation gets more excited by creating something innovative or making a global impact than dating. Their instincts are more involved in tackling social issues, creating something useful, and saving the world by creating effective startups. This generation surely thinks on a global level.

Bottom line

What I found in my little survey is that millennials aren’t scared of commitment. They just want something that is “tried and tested” in their personalized manner. They meticulously craft their social media and online dating profiles to maximize their chances for future romantic success, but their agenda for marriage is not in top priority

– Vonny Sweetland

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