People attempting to follow a courtship model within today's culture, however, often run into a lot of practical questions, such as, "What if her dad is unavailable or uninterested in being involved?" or "What do you do when you live hundreds of miles from your family?
Here he offers up some intriguing ideas about relationships in 2025, based on three “macro” trends: that technology is speeding up how we interact; that unconventional relationships are becoming more accepted; and that kink (e.g. Projects like 23and Me and u Biome reveal our personal genetics and microbial make-ups. A service that matches us with someone with complementary genes and gut.
After all, who wants to be someone who isn’t microbiomically sympatico?
In the future, we’ll be quantifying not only ourselves but our relationships.
“The use of wearable technologies bleeding over into the way we interact with each other,” says Young.
Relationships and family are at the center of human life, and they can have a huge influence on your health.