Instant gratification is the wave of the future. We don’t like to wait for anything: from our food to our music and now even our relationships. If you asked a roomful of couples how they met, we could safely assume over half of them met online. Whether the platform was Instagram, Facebook, or a dating app like Tinder or Match.com, people are making “instant connections” over their laptops and phones, as opposed to the local bar or lounge. Not only are couples meeting online, but they are also forming instant relationships: saying they felt like they were in a relationship after texting consistently or having conversations via social media. It’s created a new trend known as the “insta-relationship.”
We all define relationships differently and with our social constructs constantly evolving, we’ve begun to define marriages differently also. Monogamy has become less of a cultural staple and open and nontraditional marriages are becoming more commonplace. In the latest series of HBOseries “Insecure,” Issa’s bestie Molly (Yvonne Oriji) realizes she has feelings for her childhood friend Dro (Saruna J. Jackson). Unfortunately, Dro is married, so the book is closed on the possibility of truly realizing their chemistry. However, a candid conversation reopens the matrimonial book as Dro explains that he and his wife have an open marriage. Dro cracks the door further by suggesting the two of them could explore their feelings without consequence although she is friends with his wife too.
(Atlanta,GA) Rolling Out, the premiere urban digital and print publication recently launched a new series entitled, Relationship reality check hosted by pop culture analyst and entertainment publicist Christal Jordan. After years of teaching celebrities how to interact with media, Jordan comes from behind the camera to have “real conversations” with celebrities and social influencers about everything from romantic relationships with their upcoming projects and social issues. “As a media trainer and publicist I know how boring and mundane most promo interviews become for celebrities. They are answering the same questions over and over again about upcoming projects. We like to give celebs the opportunity to have real conversations that are entertaining for their fans and allow them to showcase different aspects of their personality that they often don’t get a chance to show doing most press runs,” Jordan says.