Are we a loveless society? Have we forgotten that love is a pure, raw emotion that is beautifully shared between people – often without the salacious love triangles we’re bombarded with courtesy of Love and Hip Hop.
It’s true; there is a love that is genuine, doesn’t hurt, loyal, trusting, and uninhibited that still exists. While many would like millennials to believe the whole marriage, relationship vibe doesn’t work, we have spoken to couples of various backgrounds, ages and creeds that prove otherwise.
In a handful of recent articles examining the way love works these days, it is true that sex is certainly not as taboo as when our parents or grandparents were being raised. This is largely in part to technology (hey Tinder) and the accessibility we have to doing it. Now, women are a bit more brazen and men are well, men. Despite the heavy sex, millennials are found to still desire that 90s R&B, feel-good love.
A TIME magazine article two years ago describes this very testament saying, “Technology might be rewriting the rules of dating, but the game itself is a very old pursuit.” In a Washington Post article published in November of last year, millennials are described as still falling in love but may drag their heels towards saying their I dos.
All this proves is that love is still in the air, and in this generation of constant evolution, love in our current society is also evolving. It’s following the tide of technology, and societal shifts in attitude, including women being their own ruler of their sexual pursuits.
For the remainder of the week, BrooklynButtah will feature a couple with a love story to give you all the feels. From long distance lovers to those who split and found their way back to each other, this is an opportunity to look at true love, clap for it one time, and perhaps rid ourselves the bitter outerwear we often use to hide our inner desire to love and be loved.