As we were talking about our relationship one day, he said, "I've never been this close to another woman." While I was happy to hear that, I was also shocked. How could it be that this man has lived with women, even planned a wedding, and never really opened up emotionally? She loved that he was a chef and worked weekend nights, as it gave her time to spend with her friends.Who are these women, and how did the relationships last so long? Jenna and the ex had a great time together, were involved with each other's families, and talked about sharing a future. Jenna only now realizes that what she had with him wasn't truly love.titled Nancy Jo Sales’s article on dating apps “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” and I thought it again this month when Hinge, another dating app, advertised its relaunch with a site called “thedatingapocalypse.com,” borrowing the phrase from Sales’s article, which apparently caused the company shame and was partially responsible for their effort to become, as they put it, a “relationship app.”Despite the difficulties of modern dating, if there is an imminent apocalypse, I believe it will be spurred by something else.I don’t believe technology has distracted us from real human connection. I learned how to articulate my emotions, and I learned how to care about another person. We were about the same age, had similar values, and wanted the same things in life. Having experienced my first major relationship in my early twenties, I became well aware of how I felt.“I haven’t been looking for a serious relationship in my early 20s.
They stayed together because that happened to work for them.I am completely unfamiliar with any kind of relationship not based on giving and caring, but I'm glad to know they exist.It puts things in perspective for me when I see all the oh-so-happy relationships on Facebook, and when I hear about an ex living with his new girlfriend.As time went on, Jenna wanted to make some changes in her life and her ex wasn't on board.The relationship was no longer convenient for them, and it ended.