1. SDA : Social Display of Affection - When private life becomes publicly annoying.
In this fast and raging internet age, when everyone's ready to share their life online, watching a relationship crash and burn on social media platforms isn't a new thing. You can watch a couple’s entire falling out in great detail as if there’s live coverage of that miserable place known as Splitsville. Seeing how remarkably unpleasant breakups are regularly can do damage to one’s psyche, even if it’s all subconscious. FYI It's not sweet to tweet about your love life: Virtual displays of affection come as sounding 'smug'.
2. Lack of commitment
Commitment is slowly becoming a stressful burden rather that a strong concerned responsibility. Being in casual relatiosnships and just hooking up and away are the reason why people no longer believe in long term relationships. It has just become a hobby and sadly...a romance killer.
3. Cheating being such a chill, 'It happens' type thing.
It occurs casually while forgiveness is expected (and often granted), creating a wide acceptance of disloyal behavior.
4. The publicity of loneliness.
If you’re cool being single and have not a care in the world that’s fantastic, but when people glamorize being isolated forever and never sharing life with other people it’s just kind of sad.
5. The so called "Dating Gurus!"
Morons on the internet handing out dating advises like free washcloths at a hotel are in fact the sole reason behind killing romance. Advises like : "Don’t date in your 20's, you won’t live life to the fullest." or " You’re in your late 20's, date or you’ll wind up old, crusty and alone!" are just mere bullshit that vulnerable and weak people sadly fall prey to.
6. Mystery vs History: Posting your entire life history on social pages, leaving no room for mystery.
Remember the 'Getting to Know You Part' of a relationship? Well, thats dead. You can download a complete balance sheet of a person before even getting to meet each other, leaving you completely blank on your first date. Its like there's no mystery....everything's just wide open making relationships boring and total killer of a first date excitement. You just secretly find topics to direct your conversation into what you've read about them on their facebook walls! Its a war between mystery and history
7. Personal Competition as in who's the best!
Constantly competing with each other in terms of whose better is a common misguided approach among people in relationships today. And its as dumb as - "I can score more guys/chicks before you do!" Love isn't about whose better and whose not, but how you appreciate each others good qualities and accept their differences.
8. The Career vs Love War
A modern day woman dilemma. Its a setback for romance when you have to choose between your career and your love life. Most of the time its career that overpowers one's relationship leaving absolutely no opportunity for just a little bit of love.
9. Picking countless means of communications over face to face interaction.
...which is becoming increasingly difficult for many to take part in. Some can’t flirt, some can’t tell when they’re being flirted with, and others are anxious and unable to form sentences or hold a conversation. And sometimes its just the wrong person at the other end. Having time to think as you type up messages is a lot different than dialogue in person and a lot safer.
10. Nicholas Sparks novels turned into movies.
The books themselves do enough damage, but the movies ensure that even non-readers will get a glimpse of incredibly high, borderline impossible expectations in a partner.
11. Those Reality TV shows
The heavily edited shows that display finding love as a competition that includes roster cuts to narrow it down are all horrible paradigms of actual romance.
12. Heightened insecurity about your significant other.
Keeping a regular check on your partner by going through their inboxes and call logs is an example of complete lack in trust resulting in future breakups. Being spied on is a feeling that takes romance in the downward trajectory leading it towards a painful doom
13. Live - in - Relationships.
Believe it or not, live in relationships are a strong reason behind break-ups and dimming out of romance. I mean, you would agree with me : that excitement of seeing each other everyday, talking long hours over phones and meeting at lunch are in fact quite romantic and live-in relationships just dim that flame off slowly and painfully.
14. People who get engaged because why not?
There’s got to be a direct link between the casualness surrounding fiancés/fiancées and scarily high divorce rates. People are engaged as if it’s the equivalent of telling the rest of their junior high classmates that they’re going steady. Engagement here, engagement there, engagement on, engagement off – several of these result in marriages that probably had no business happening and divorces shortly thereafter.