Friday, March 16, 2007

the future of dating

probably not. well maybe. i hope so. they'd make a great couple.

but i worry that she has an idealized version of that boy in her imagination. since we're only privileged to see (and read) her inner thoughts, how can we know if that boy really looks like that, if she really kissed them or if any of this even exists other than as a drawing i accidentally came across on the internet.

the point? late-capitalism is making dating more and more difficult, just like marx predicted in the grundrisse. so there's a break-down in the line between private and public space which means everything is valued in market terms. love and relationships become economically fetishized which leads towards alienation. this alienation makes us nostalgic for idealized forms of dating we thought existed in the past. it's no wonder none of us can have successful relationships.

5 comments:

natali said...

i kissed that guy at a dance once. he didnt call. that poor girl...

ck said...

it's the girl's own fault for even going to the dance. everybody knows that dances only lead to heartbreak

emily said...

it's marx's fault for being overly nostalgic about pre-capitalist economies and for misreading hegel

brian said...

i thought he was nostalgic for post-capitalistic economies.

sugarcube said...

That dude never called her back. The picture says as much. Not because he's black, but because he wears white v-necks. Those only fit douchebags.