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Why is Today’s Generation afraid of commitment?

Why is commitment becoming far and rare in relationships? Does it cost an individual’s freedom? Or the unreal expectations from the partner make it difficult to say yes for a lifetime. We are more connected and less committed than ever. Kerby Anderson sees this as a significant reason for the crisis of loneliness in our society. 

Recent studies reported that 39 percent of global youth socialize online more than in person; As the famous quote goes about this newest generation, “Whenever I’m bored, I can always find something to do on my phone” As a result, one-third are increasingly lonely. Along with increases in loneliness, mental health experts report increases in depression and other psychological issues. We’ve created a vicious cycle. Social media invites loneliness; loneliness invites depression; depression asks the likelihood that people will close themselves off for fear of rejection, which further brings loneliness and symptoms of gloominess.

#Hesidating, a new dating trend, defines commitment-phobic millennials and Gen Zs. Today’s youth suffer from commitment phobia. Hence, they think twice before stepping forward into an exclusive relationship. 

Why some individuals in sure generations might exhibit hesitancy to commit to relationships, it’s important to remember that not everyone in a particular generation behaves the same way, and individual differences significantly shape behaviours and attitudes. 

What Is Commitment Phobia?

Commitment phobia can give birth to feeling doubtful about committing to several other relationships, not just romantic ones. It can have a fear of intense friendship and effacing dilemma to commit to a job or career. 

Cultural trends and technology have a massive impact on the way people search for love and work. With so many options available, it can be difficult for individuals to commit as they may feel overwhelmed by the abundance of choices.

A comparative study has revealed that individuals from Gen X (between the early 1960s and early 1980s) exhibit less dedication to their workplace and are more prone to quitting than the Baby Boomer generation (taken from the 1940s to 1960s). Conversely, Baby Boomers experience higher levels of job contentment.

Redefining the Concept of Being Single:

The latest breed of daters deliberately chooses to remain single, prioritizing the development of their self-confidence and self-worth over-relying on a partner to fulfill those needs. This new generation 

knows that jumping from one relationship to another in search of companionship may expose them to toxic individuals, a behaviour that older generations often exhibit. They confidently reject anything that does not align with their journey of self-discovery.

We need real connections — and feel free to provide them for us as long as it increases the bottom line — why can’t we? How does it matter what generation you’re in? Baby boomers, millennials, X, Y, or Zumba? It’s time to trust and commit. Please stop this self-imposed agoraphobia and go outside. Find people — real people — in person.

An impromptu coffee date with a friend is any day better than just texting her. Invite a colleague over for dinner. Call your parents for a movie outing. Just do something with someone in person.

Stop hiding behind your smartphone and start living your life. Your mental health will thank you.

Love from Soul

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