Dating

Unpopular Opinion: Dating In 2019 Is Actually Awesome

Dating is fun. Dating helps you learn social skills like manners, cooperation and conversation. Dating can also help build one’s personality. Dating involves intimacy and gives you an opportunity to have a meaningful relationship with someone.

Still think dating sucks? When people say dating sucks, they are not talking about dating- they are talking about people. It is important to know what you want from dating, if someone cannot give you or does not want to give you what you want- move on. It is as simple as that.

We have come a long way. In present day, people have the freedom to be and freedom to choose who they want to be with. This was not easy just a few decades ago. Interracial marriages have been legal in the United States since 1967 when the Supreme Court deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional.

Dating is awesome in 2019 because what used to be illegal 50 years ago is very common nowadays. Interracial relationships are at an all time high and we even see it presented in media more than ever. Interracial couples don’t get scrutinized for being together, and for loving each other. The color of your skin doesn’t dictate who you can and cannot love anymore. Biases exist but they are slowly changing; the heart can do what it wants.

Sexual tolerance exists. Dating is awesome in 2019 because we accept many sexual orientations and lifestyles, and they are accompanied by appropriate legal and civil rights. We still have a long way to go but we have a start. LGBT communities are more visible than ever and they have the option to choose and date like they could not before.

We are becoming more accepting of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual or transgender people and respectful of their lifestyles. Prejudice exists but it is not as intense as it used to be. People have the freedom to be who they want to be and date who they want. Dating is awesome right now.

We no longer live in a world where people believe that marriage is a conventional union only between a man and woman for life. Today, people marry for love and not just to procreate. We have worked hard for equality where people of various color and orientation are treated with legal justice and social dignity, and we will continue working.

Dating is awesome in 2019 because people are more open to experiences and they are more vocal about their choices. We are aware of our rights to choose and be the kind of person we want to be and also choose who we want to be with. Heteronormative is not what everyone is required to be. We can choose our sexual preferences.

The world is more accepting of differences. The whole world is more connected than ever. Technology has played a big role in changing dating. Long distance relationships are easier than they used to be- people can stay in touch with their partner more frequently than in the past when letters were the only options. I am sure technology helped Harry and Meghan.

There was a time when chances of meeting someone were through family or friends, college or work or on a night out. Now we have so many options. Technology has changed how we connect and communicate in the dating world.

Dating is awesome in 2019 because it is so easy to get access to any information about another person, which can be helpful for one’s safety. If someone has a sketchy past or a record, it is accessible and they cannot hide it from you. When it comes to safety, people can tell family and friends where they are. Couples and individuals can research places before going somewhere. It is easy to choose what kind of restaurants or entertainment you would like for the night. We did not have this kind of access a couple of decades ago.

Technology has also helped with dating preferences. With countless dating sites- you can choose if you want something casual or something more long term. It is convenient as it helps you gain access to many people in a short time.

There are dating sites for literally everyone and all categories of people in 2019 that we did not have before. There is a dating site for people with STIs, people who love to travel, or people who view their pets as important as people- you name it. You can also make a dating profile for your mom or dad so they can start dating.

Dating is awesome in 2019 because there are so many tools to use and many opportunities to meet people. It is easier for people to communicate and stay in touch. Sexual tolerance has revolutionized acceptance and equal rights has given people of all gender, sexuality and color the opportunity to be who they are and love who they want to love- and making it visible is helping the world slowly progress more every day.

Having the freedom to be yourself and having the rights and ability to choose for yourself is what makes dating awesome in 2019. If you still disagree, look at how far we have come. More people than ever are able to choose to be with who they want to be with.

The boundaries of love are not as narrow as they used to be. We are heading in the right direction where everyone can pursue happiness in their own terms while dating on their own terms.

Definitely, dating in 2019 is actually awesome. TC mark

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