Chris Messina, best known for coining Twitter’s use of the hashtag, says it’s time to rethink relationships: “If you’re trying to build a product and it’s failing 50% of the time, you might want to think about ways of improving it.”
From his article: Monogamy established itself thousands of years ago, when society was ruled by scarcity and resources and potential mates were in limited supply.
We’re now living in a period of great (though unequally distributed) abundance where our basic needs are sufficiently met, and reproduction is a choice. As a result, the reasons to be with a single mate for life are less urgent. And with the advent of connected mobile devices and the internet, we’ve entered into the era I’ve dubbed Big Dating.
Big Dating unbundles monogamy and sex.