Wow, a very open ended blog post! I love it. I like how this blog is evolving in terms of content and style.
I would have dinner with John Mayer. If you know me at all, this is extremely believable. Despite the flak I may receive from my peers, I stand by my statement. But why John Mayer? Continue reading John Mayer
The Vice Guide to the Japanese love industry revealed Japan as a country where both time using electronics and time spent furthering one’s career has begun to trump time spent on human relationships, and where people are willing to commoditize absolutely anything. The combination of these two traits leads to a culture where it is plausible to have a thriving industry of recreational love and affection. Do I think these types of relationships are better than relationships of the past? Personally, no, but at the same time how can one deny the influences mass consumers.
Continue reading Money apparently CAN buy you happiness
I’m not sure that I’ll ever be okay with paying a stranger to gaze deeply into my eyes.
Can you purchase intimacy? What are patrons of a cuddle cafes or host clubs really expecting out of their visits?
It’s said that prostitution is ‘the world’s oldest profession’ but historically has been associate with exclusively physical pleasure, not emotional intimacy. Emotional connections might even be discouraged. How can non-physical desires be commodified and still believable? The cuddle cafe worker admits she has no emotional attachment to her clients, yet she makes her living by convincing them otherwise. I am shocked by the ease that emotional intimacy can be ‘faked’. Intimacy doesn’t sound congruous with stranger.
Continue reading Life in the Fast Lane: A Working Woman Don’t Need No Man
In my opinion the dynamics of relationships have transformed in certain ways due to technology. I’m not saying that it isn’t great that technology allows us to be in touch with our loved ones and keep them posted throughout our everyday lives because it absolutely does. Lets be honest though, people definitely abuse the power of technology and hide behind text messages when they are too shy or lazy to speak in person. Continue reading Some in person FaceTime
Watching the Vice video made me wonder: will Millennials ever have normal relationships? We’re a generation of people attached to technology and engrained with the idea of following our dreams and changing the world. Thus, like the Japanese, where do relationships fit into that? Our answer:
So we’re doomed? That’s it? Wrong. Amiss our generation of hook up and online dating culture, there has been a decline in the divorce rate. This could suggest that because people are waiting to get married until they have achieved their highest priority dreams. This leads to getting married at a more mature age which would mean those entering marriage would have thought about the meaning and their spouse a bit more than they would have at a younger age. Such a statistic could also suggest that the changes in gender roles have made marriage easier. For example, it is now socially acceptable for men to be the stay at home parent or the parent with a career that can revolve around child raising. It’s no longer a fight of inequality of roles but simply what each person in the relationship would rather do. Arguably this leads to seeing each other as equals thus less fights thus less divorce.
In conclusion, everyone relax a bit. The world isn’t completely engulfed in commodity sex, cuddles and conversation. Your Allie and Noah story could still happen (I just wouldn’t necessarily suggest heading to Japan to find it…). Do what your parents told you and chase your dreams, your significant other will come along eventually and now there’s a better chance of you two being together forever.