Obviously there will always be 'proper' relationships but will our generation see a world where these are oddities rather than the norm? I came across an article about relationships in Japan and how the sex, birth and marriage rates there are declining and was suprised by how depressing and how familiar the situation in Japan was.
Basically it descibes how changing gender roles, financial problems, techonlogical changes and poor social skills are leading to a situation where both genders almost give up on romantic relationships.
- Yes, relationships as we know them are under serious threat and what is happening in Japan can and possibly will happen here.26% (16)56% (37)42% (53)Vote
- There are issues that are discouraging people from relationships but things will continue pretty much as they have before.54% (33)29% (19)41% (52)Vote
- No, that will never happen here and things will continue as they were. There is nothing wrong with modern relationships.20% (12)15% (10)17% (22)Vote
2. For men, the issues are rebelling against gender roles and using other outlets that are easier. For women, the issues are again, gender roles and focusing on careers, as well as other alternatives.
Both of these are issues here that seem to be getting worse in my eyes.
Most Helpful Girl
I chose B. If you are very strict and go by the definition of relationship as we know = marriage.. yes, it's going to change, because more and more long term couples do not get married. They're single on paper, but they're not alone, they live together and have children.
Tbh, I think Japan is the exception. You don't hear similar stories from other East Asian countries.3
Most Helpful Guy
The rapid changes in modern society mean that yes, relationships as we know them are under threatl
But is that always a bad thing? A lot of feudal prejudices in 'relationships as we know them today..'' Hopefully Don Trump won't be a sex symbol in the future, for one thing..1