Sunday 5 August 2018

Dating | Love Island - Blessing Or A Curse?

You may remember my last dating post where I briefly touched on marital affair and no strings attached dating. It got me thinking about Love Island and how the approach to dating has changed over the past few years. Could this be the Love Island curse?

Being single for quite a few years I wouldn't say I was an expert when it comes to dating but I have been single long enough to notice these changes, both good and bad I may add! I've tried a lot of different dating types. As mentioned previously I love the whole no strings dating as long as that is set out from the very beginning and is something you both want. I myself have benefited from this and I absolutely swear by it when newly becoming single it helps build confidence and also find yourself again. The trouble lies when people become so disposable. This is where Love Island comes into play. A new cast members comes in who 'on paper' is more their type and boom re-coupling happens and the original person is left stood there with no regard to how they may be feeling, something I don't see happening too often on the outside (maybe me being naive I'm not sure?) 

It makes me question are they there to find love? Finding someone compatible to us is hard enough but do we disregard others feeling on this quest? Do we really take into account others feelings? I find when watching Love Island it's quite easy to see this no strings attached dating approach from some contestants until they find that person they spark with, but what I don't agree on is are we forcing these people to find love? Is that not something we can put a label on in such a short amount of time?

Don't get me wrong I'm the biggest fan of Love Island and I watched it every single night religiously but is this really effecting our approach to dating? Are we losing touch with what is no strings attached and what is love? Some couples you see from the start blossom into really healthy relationships and then others you see them kind of stepping on people to get to the final, all to get that money, to get fame. It does spark some really big questions as to is the Love Island effect a curse of it's own success? 

I've been very lucky in my experience but I think the key to this form dating is honesty. You both need to set out knowing the expectations and what to expect in the long run. It's not for everyone I admit but for me I really think this helped in finding out where I wanted to go in my dating journey.

What is your approach to dating, how did you meet your other half? And is Love Island a curse or a blessing? Have you ever tried no strings attached dating?

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