Netflix & Chill

27 Jul

I recently had the privilege of sitting on a relationship panel and an interesting topic came up, “Netflix and chill”. I must admit, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what this means, however, I was surprised or taken back at how common-place the phenomenon is in the world of dating. As I listened to the dialogue, I was thinking, “I know I’ve been out of the dating world for a while now, but this is borderline ridiculous.”

couple-watching-televisionMy comment was something like this, “is this what the dating world has been reduced to? … Netflix and chill.” Don’t get me wrong, I understand that there are college students who have limited funds and perhaps cannot afford a date; or those who are on limited funds for one reason or another, but Netflix and chill is modern-day language for what we used to call a “booty-call”, which meant when you got a call in the middle of the night to visit someone’s house, you knew what was up.

This being said, my interpretation of Netflix and chill is just that, a modern-day booty call or has dating been reduced to this? Comments welcome.

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