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Thank G-d somebody finally asked this question! I think that the concept of a real, intimate, team-based relationship is becoming an endangered species. For example, I see more guys solely interested in hooking up than ever and if anything long term, I've seen a huge rise in FWB- which I see as a rationalization for long-term, meaningless sex with a particular individual.
I've seen girls cling so much that it suffocates a guy and ruins a relationship. Excessive jealousy does, too. Girls are also using their bodies as manipulation and control. The concept of 'team' is gone and now it's a competition for control. The true definitions of intimacy and romance no longer seem to universally stand and it saddens me. Just before I began to think my standards were too high (wanting, a beautiful, intelligent, ambitious, independent, compassionate, loyal and morally upstanding girl), along came the girl of my dreams. However, I almost compromised because this generation puts too much emphasis on what I believe are not the most important things.
I want to stress, however, that there are many exceptions to the rule in both sexes- you just have to look harder and work harder.4