Adult Dating And The Influence Of Media
Do you want to date somebody like Mr.Darcy of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride & Prejudice’ or Heath Ledger of ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ or Christian Grey of E.L.James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’? The media definitely has its impact on adult dating. The popularity of certain characters of books or actors or athletes or music artists has its effect on the dating scene. Just like the effect of movies on fashion trends, they also have their effect on dating trends. The movies have their influence not on the kind of people prefer to date, but also on the kind of approach they want to take towards dating and the kind of relationship they prefer to stay in.
The influence of media on adult dating is not something new. It's been around for a long time now. There were times, girls wanted to date a Romeo and guys wanted to marry somebody like Audrey Hepburn. Back in the 60s, the dating rules changed. The crowd was happy to swing along with the swinging years. Girls wanted to date the Beatles. The hippie culture was quite popular. The dating scene was quite different from whatever the world has seen till then. People were open to more dating options, they were ready to experiment with their sexuality and there were no set rules for adult dating.
Later, came the conservative rules for dating. Movies like, ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Footloose’ showed the conservative side of the societies back then. People preferred commitment and single relationships. The adult dating rules changed drastically from what they were in the 60s. TV shows were more popular and people preferred to watch them as families. Hence, girls though dreamed of the rock stars preferred to date a decent earning guy in the neighborhood. The expected commitment from the guy they dated and they try to stay committed to the relationship they got into.
The technology and awareness have totally changed the adult dating rules of the new age. The popularity of books like Harry Potter, Twilight and Fifty Shades has its effect on the current dating scene. People want to explore their sexual interests and are preferring to date somebody with the similar interests. Fifty Shades created a new sexual awareness among the public. Girls are looking out for their own Christian Grey and guys want to have a life like him.
Media does have a huge influence on the adult dating scene. It has its effect on the choices, the rules and in fact, the whole process.