Love in the modern-day world is sure complicated.  People put off settling down to pursue their careers, travel and just to generally enjoy themselves. Dating used to be so much simpler – either you were or you were not. Dating apps like Tinder just make things even more complicated, there are now a million options of people to choose from and all it takes is swiping right.   Furthermore it seems that most people are extremely commitment phobic. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with 5 different types of modern-day dating:


People are becoming more reliant on chatting on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat rather then on actually having a conversation on the phone.  Talking is a form of modern love before you actually meet where you’re just chitchatting online. It’s like getting to know the person without ever meeting IRL (in real life).  The main concern here is that there is zero commitment and more often then not if it goes on too long you might just never go anywhere beyond your phone. If you feel you’re getting stuck in the a talking phase for more then a few weeks, ask to meet in person and if the person doesn’t reply or says no – its time to move on.


Hanging out is really casual and non-committal.  It’s when you’re spending time with someone but it is most definitely not exclusive.  Usually, people define this as the stage before you’re dating but it can go on forever if neither party really wants to commit.  In fact, hanging out may not actually evolve into anything really.


There are many definitions for hookups but the general consensus is that it will involve some forms of physical connections such as kissing, making out and even full on sex without the implication of dating or have achieved relationship status with someone.  It usually involves meeting up exclusively late at night and the only form of activity besides in the bedroom is streaming.



Don’t really believe in the whole love thing well how about if it involved a paycheck.  Sugar relationships are a lot like normal dating but they involve some sort of contract.  Don’t get it confused with escorting, as it’s quite different since you’re not actually being paid for sex but to spend time with a man (usually older) and accompany him on dates.  Why would a gay sugar daddy be interested in this sort of arrangement? Well its usually because they are pretty busy and don’t have time so they need something without real restraints that can be based on agreed upon terms.  There are multiple resources online that have information on the gay sugar baby dating apps out there.


It seems that defining relationship has become harder then climbing Mount Everest.  A thing basically is when you’re getting to know each other but it’s a little deeper as there is actual potential for it to evolve into a relationship.   In an earlier time we’d call this the dating stage. 


Yes, modern day dating is certainly a lot more complicated then years past but we’ll let you into a little secret people for the most part are still looking for the same thing – someone they really like.  The main difference is that it just takes a lot longer to find that person you want to be in a relationship with. Interestingly enough, studies show that getting married later on in life could actually lead to better things in the long term. So if you think about this procrastination or extended adolescence might actually be a good thing. 

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