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Modern Dating (and Decline of the West)


Something a little more topical this week. 

Stuck on the dating treadmill? Made observations on societal change? Relationships in decline. Birth rates in retreat. 


Like the almighty Romans


It's the age of the disconnect


While desperately searching

For its opposite.

The issue

(in my five years of online dating)

Is the disparity

Between reality and fantasy

Expectations are too high

Based on idealism

And the bulk and ease

Of online matches

(particularly for women and the looker).


In the increasingly rare event

Of a Union

There's a bolt for the horizon

At the first bump.


We once persevered

And in most cases

Sorted it out.


I've sometimes wondered, of course

If this isn't a middle-aged phenomenon

But I hear the twenty-somethings

Encountering the same.


Easy come

Too easy come

Is where we're at

Thus making people



Only the traditional


Are persevering

And procreating

Beyond these falsely led actualities.


I don't see it getting it better

Only morphing into something new

Something already underway

In other spheres too

The decline of the West

As it ideologically

'Exits' itself.


Perhaps it's inevitable.

There are a few different issues in there. Yet all linked. Over to you now. 
What are your thoughts? 

More Poetry.

Have a great week.


  1. Well said. Yes, it's truly bewildering - the fact that it isn't about age. It's about people of all ages seemingly wanting nothing more than temporal thrills these days.

    Miss you, friend. I hope you're in good spirits in spite of the madness.

    1. Thank you Robyn. Lovely to hear from you. I'm sorry I havent been by. I'm unable to post comments on your site unless it's on the phone for some reason. I still use laptop mostly. I'll swing by soon. I do see your funny posts.
      Yes its been a mad year hasnt it. Hope youre well and safe over there and getting your shots soon.

    2. Seems to work at my work. Perhaps its a setting I have, though can comment on other pages. Weird! Oh well...


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