27 June, 2019 – Growing up we tend to believe that dating, love?and relationships will follow a set pattern – two people meet, go on a few dates, fall in love and the rest is history. A simple but time-consuming path to domestic bliss. But the reality of modern dating is far more complex. For ‘Generation Dating App’ love, or something like it, could be a simple swipe away at any moment.
There are many factors that contribute to the rise in what people are now calling, ‘Hookup Culture’, characterized by brief encounters or casual relationships. Some say it’s our fast-paced world, that young people no longer have the time to make real connections. Others attribute it to rising social equality – the fact that women and other minorities are feeling more empowered than ever to choose their own types of connection and enjoy the pleasure of demand on their own terms.
According to some studies in the United States, the age when people first marry and have children has got much later, while the general age of puberty has become earlier, resulting in a slew of young adults who are physiologically able to reproduce but not psychologically or socially ready to “settle down” and begin a family.1
Other sources say it’s all about disconnection. Young people today have a tendency to rely on technology for the company and eventually end up dreading face to face social interaction – which makes it pretty hard to go dating. There’s no doubt that technology has an impact. The fact is that it’s made hooking up easier than ever before.
New apps like Fwbdr, an Adult Friend Finder app for “Friends with Benefits”, are leading the way, giving like-minded singles (and non-singles) the chance to meet digitally and connect physically, more or less instantly.
The beauty of apps like Fwbdr is that people can be so specific about what they are looking for. “Fwbdr gives users the power to define their profile and state their expectations explicitly. This means casual encounters must meet user’s specific requirements in order to match up.” Elon Stern, the co-founder of Fwbdr, “So, whatever your sexual orientation, preferences or particular desires, you’re likely to find someone to tick your, ahem… boxes.”
While some use the app for once off rendezvous, other users may become long-term friends with benefits, fulfilling more than just the basic sexual requirements.
It has been said that these relationships can damage people’s prospects of finding true love and connection. But those that use them seem to find them convenient and liberating. Trying to pick up strangers in a bar or booty-calling your ex can get old pretty quickly and can lead to all sorts of miscommunication. But, with Fwbdr, all parties are on the same page and are happy to share in a coupling that meets their current needs with full transparency.
As the world continues to evolve and people become more sexually liberated, casual sex will likely find greater acceptance and technology will continue to come to the aid of those looking for someone to ‘Netflix and chill’ with, without having to go through the 3-course dinner first. And for those using Fwbdr, their experience will be that much more safe, pleasurable and convenient.
Download Fwbdr iOS app here: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1372661231
Download Fwbdr Android app here:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.besget.nsaster