Being an old school romantic in a hook-up culture is a special kind of hell.
India considered being the land of cultural diversity has its own roots of heritage and integrity preserved in the hands of morals and history.
But with the advent of technology and the waves of western culture, the younger generation in India is relying as well as enjoying the western culture upon and is badly influenced by it.
One such result of this is the wave of ' Hook-Up Culture'.
It's difficult to define the Hook-Up Culture in a streamlined fashion, particularly this culture, consisting of two people engaging in a casual relationship with no strings attached, the reason being their stressful life or maybe fear of commitment and heartbreak.
Though this culture has imbibed its claws in our culture it still can be considered at a raw stage picking up a fast pace.
For some people especially our elders this culture is unbelievable and unacceptable as in a country like India, pre-marital sex is still frowned upon and used as a character yardstick.
The fact being that -' How can one even think of casual sex'.
This is because the millennial generation in India has developed a culture which is becoming 'commitment-phobic'.
Sometimes the motive behind this engagement is fun and sometimes they do not want themselves to be indulged in a serious relationship reason can be anything maybe a bad past experience or even fear of commitment ...and the list goes on.
What is more under-rated is the fact that these ideas are given more emphasis by the popular dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and hinge.
" India is the apps' largest market in Asia."
The technology has made reaching and contacting anyone for anything much more easier!
Which has made difficult to tap the intensity of hook-up culture but it is present and is growing at a very fast rate, varying across the region.
What do you think, is it a good thing?
For some it's good but for some, it's unacceptable too.
Because not everything in our culture is orthodox not everything is outdated- and if when seen with clear eyes it can also provide you a path of fun and happiness.
In this era where hook-up culture is so prominent For me -the idea of 'True Love' still makes sense.
You can Call me conventional but I am still one of those who believes that time and effort can save every boat from sinking. That true friendships and bonds still exist and are much more important and pleasurable than sexual pleasure and lust.
Most of the Hookup culture generation is afraid of heartbreaks and attachment as they consider long term relationships as a piece of emotional baggage, but for me even carrying an emotional suitcase is worth a shot!
Because there is no peace and delight in the sunrise if we haven't yet seen the darker times.