Last Christmas I gave you my heartBut the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special
Wham! sang those lines in 1980s. They wouldn’t sing it today.
No one wants to give their heart anymore to anyone, it seems. Maybe, there’s no
Situationship has become a regular word in English.
Relationship is a burden today. Why endure the stress and
strain caused by such commitments? Love the skin, enjoy the sex, and say
goodbye when you are tired of it. You can have multiple partners too. The
New Indian Express tells me [18 Dec 2022] that there many types of
relationships (situationships?) among the youth today. Cookie jar relationship, for example, refers
to dating multiple people before deciding who will be better for you even if it
is for a few days. Keeping one on the hook because either one of the partners
is not ready to commit even for a few days is called benching. Roaching
is when you hide from your partner that you have many such partners. There
could be more.
The writer of the above Express article claims that
this kind of relationships has an advantage: “Allows companions intimacy
without commitment.” I wonder whether that is really possible. Can we have any
meaningful relationship with another person without some commitment? I feel
tremendous commitment even towards my cats! Can you love without commitment?
Well, I guess I belong to another generation altogether. Sometimes when I deal with the young nowadays, I feel that I don’t belong to this galaxy at all.
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