The Confusing State of Dating in the 21st Century

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Dating in the 21st Century

Dating in the 21st century…it’s confusing! How do you find a life partner in the age of hooking up and hanging out? Watch this video to find out.

What exactly IS dating in the 21st century? With the introduction of the casual dating/hook-up culture, many of us are confused about what dating means anymore. In this video, I discuss the solution for the confusing state of dating in the 21st century.

The Confusing State of Dating in the 21st Century

How do we even define dating today? Dating can be so many things, depending on who you ask; going out, hanging out, hooking up, ‘being’ with someone, ‘seeing’ each other, Netflix and chill, and friends with benefits, to name just a few.

With the introduction of casual dating and the hook-up culture, most of us are confused about what dating truly means.


Decide on YOUR definition of dating, and stick to it. Here’s one of my favorites from Wikipedia:

Dating is a form of human courtship consisting of social activities done by two persons with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a spouse.

Let’s look at the 4 key words in the Wikipedia definition:

– Courtship: It’s still an important phase of dating.

– Activities: That means going OUT, not Netflix and chill on a first or second ‘date’.  

– Assessing: You need to establish your must-haves and deal breakers BEFORE you date in order to know if you even want to go on a first date with them.

– Spouse: While your goal may not be marriage, if you’re looking for a serious relationship with a life partner, assess their suitability as a candidate for that partner.  Don’t keep dating if his goal is ‘hang out and hook up indefinitely.

Watch the video to learn more. And please post a comment about YOUR definition of dating in the 21st century.


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