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Celeb Relationships are Bankrupt
Currently, divorce is hovering near 50 percent. Nobody is dating and churches are presiding over less wedding ceremonies. The physical act of sex is literally at an all time low while the notions of “sex robots” are increasing. There are more and more incels and “low T soyboys” dominating the masculine world, and more women hitting high value statuses, leaving men in the dust. With this hypergamy-like behavior, relationship goals are getting harder and harder.
Cues from Hollywood
If there’s one thing we are all aware of but continue to hope for, it’s the notion of the storybook fairy tale romance, personified by Hollywood celebrities. When Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston called it quits, some of us were stunned. When Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe ended things, that was huge. Then Brangelina happened and stopped. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, as weird as that was, ended. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and on and on the list goes. Chris Martin of Coldplay and Gwyneth Paltrow, and so forth. While we sit and hope for the best, Hollywood romances are definitely reflective of our culture as much of the culture takes cues from Hollywood.
And why not, right? They are the elite. They have the money, the cars, the riches, the fame, and notoriety, as well as the status. Yet, even they screw up relationships more often than not, especially when 50 percent of Hollywood marriages end in divorce. Everybody wants to be like these people. It’s to the point that even our president has had his fair share of relationship mishaps. So why are we so surprised when the culture takes its cues from a very “relationship-bankrupt” portion of the culture?
The New Midlife Crisis: Your Thirties
So it seems that the trend of our day is women who are basically entering their 30s and are in wonder. Taylor Swift has had her share of teardrops on the guitar as she’s gone through man after man. Avril Lavigne, the power punk girl rocker who stormed into our lives singing about a “Sk8tr Boi” divorced Chad Kroeger of Nickelback and is about to hit her 30s. Women still single and approaching their 30s start to feel a nudge from their biological clock. Some worry that as they are getting older, they will not be able to have kids safely. This rising concern is disconcerting enough that they may not even bother to have any.
Another concern is the notion that men do not want a 30 year old woman whose womb is less viable for kids. It is not to say that it cannot happen, but the likelihood of risk is higher in females approaching their 30s. Just as much as women tend to display a hypergamy of status in men, men tend to want something a bit younger that’ll afford him to pass off his genes with a healthier wife not hindered by age or biology.
Celebs are not helping the situation by finding someone they want andMen and women are both at fault in this but listening to Hollywood will not help at all. Emma Watson just announced that she is not single, but “self partnered” as she is soon approaching 30. CNN celebrated the recent proclamation of her “relationship status.” This is a primary reason we don’t listen to celebrities on social issues: Because they say things like “self partnered.”