Friday, November 6, 2009

LITERATURE: We're Unhooked, Bitches

The Unhooked Generation: the Truth About Why We're Still Single (barf) by Jillian Straus is a pretty eye opening book. Basically, those of us in our 20s and 30s are screwed when it comes to relationships. Technology gives us a shitload of choices (I've got 384 friends on facebook, if quizzed, i probably couldn't name more than 50 of them), and b/c of that, we avoid commitment from fear of settling. Next time you blow someone off-- chew on this--- maybe not giving them a fair shot will be why you end up "settling" with the next person.

Anyway, i've got serious mixed feelings about this book. It's a little outdated now with not enough insight on the prevalence of social networking sites. Straus makes some good points, but it seems like she's urging her readers (the female ones. I mean, has a single dude ever read this book?!?) to get in a time machine and go back to the 50s where things were much simpler. This can't be the answer. There's got to be a different solution, even if it's dating 384 people at the same time.

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