Thesis Statement: The article showcases how modern relationships differ from the arranged and limited relationships of the past as contemporaries have more data and options to find a perfect mate, but often do not understand what they want in romance.
Introduction: Author’s parents have had a successful arranged marriage
- It has always fascinated the author
Author compares his indecisiveness in trivial things to the ones of his parents decades ago regarding marriage.
- People tend to have more choices now in terms of relationships
- People have different definitions of a happy relationship or marriage
Smartphone culture has completely shifted modern dating.
- People can choose whoever they want around themselves and retrieve information about these individuals quickly.
- People get more selective.
- More choices is not necessarily a good option as there are those who are satisfied with people they meet, and there are those who strive for the best.
- People have a hard time determining what they are looking for in soulmates.
Modern dating has changed the time paradigm as relationships require time and patience.
- People tend to go headstrong in relationships and quickly lose interests.
- Modern relationships should focus more on making an effort.
- Author compares his indecisiveness in trivial things to the ones of his parents decades ago regarding marriage.
- Conclusion: Author foreshadows his book by describing his observations of other couples