‘Cushioning’ trend is another waste for millenials’ romance

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For the past couple of years, millennials have had many trends that make romance a complete waste of time. From ghosting (disappearing on someone) to breadcrumbing (sending out effortless messages to falsely gain people’s confidence), some millennials might even given up on romance altogether with the trends that are playing their hearts and emotions. Then, as of March-April of 2017, the trend ‘cushioning‘ happened…

Cushioning is a dating trend in which either lover will relax with their significant other whilst texting other people from the opposite gender. Why you may ask? It is just in case that the relationship will lackluster in the future. So basically, a trend that makes one part of the couple heartbroken while the other one goes on dates (and maybe doing the same thing).

'Cushioning' trend is another waste for millenials' romance
Another romance trend ruining true love

There was one lady that even said that she goes out with guys that she’s not that interested while dating her boyfriend. That’s really messed up….

I remember there was a time when old-school romance – being in a relationship and to be honest with everyone was the way forward. Now, I am believing that millennials’ style of romance makes love and romantic relationships become a cautionary tale. In the future, younger generations may think, “since the trends are breaking people’s hearts, I don’t want to fall in love ever again”.

Some people might say that old-school romance is boring and predictable. Yes, it might be sometimes. However, at least something that is boring and predictable would not toy with anyone else’s emotions and traumatized someone. Cushioning could be ruining what is arguably one of the greatest achievements in an average human being’s life.

For people that are saying, “why are people making a big deal about this? The older generation have done the same thing.” It might be true, but we (the younger generation) should of known their mistakes by now and fix them for the better of other people. It’s not a good thing to play someone else’s emotions and feelings. It’s completely disrespectful and it might done a lot of damage to their mentality.

What are your views on cushioning?

What is your take on cushioning? Is this something you would do? How would you react to a partner trying to find a ‘backup’ in case the relationship fails? Is cushioning just cheating with a new name?

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Justin Johnson

Born in Louisiana, and wanted to travel the world to broaden my horizons and meet many different people. I love Japanese culture ever since I was in elementary school, and I dreamed about living in either Tokyo or Yokohama. I love to play soccer and videogames. GO REAL MADRID!!

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