Singlism Promoted in Pop Culture — 3 Comments

  1. I see your point I think. My first response is “because people want to see it” but then I think that is your whole argument. Which makes total sense. I agree.

    Although I think that everyone has their guilty pleasure. For example, I love watching NFL football and as a fan I get quite wound up. But I know logically the whole thing doesn’t mean anything. But I still like it. So from a personal level, I can’t very well criticize people who really like watching soaps. Or romantic movies. Neither of which I like.

    I saw one romantic comedy in the last 5 years and it was “Ghost Town” with Ricky Gervais. I thought it was great but I’m a big Ricky Gervais fan. I thought it was funny. It didn’t really have marriage in it, just a dead spouse (the ghost) and I think a fiancee’ (who Ricky Gervais was able to beat out for the girl). But I they didn’t get married at the end so I am officially proclaiming this movie “non-marriage”.

  2. Yes, but why do we have to have a dating movie? Why do we need to suggest that marriage should be the goal for all of us (unless we want to be forever immature)?

  3. I’m not trying to be a dink but you are selectively picking pop culture that is geared toward dating people! It’s a date movie. The audience are young people who are either looking to date or looking to hang out and get laid.

    I said it before – the TV show “Numbers” has like 5 singles on the show and they are all friends! You may be right, they might all get married, but for 4-5 seasons the characters on the show have pursued relationships and large friendships and not one of them has ever mentioned marriage ever. I’m just saying, not every movie is going to portray singles in the best light because it’s not a money maker! The Mentalist is similar. That show stars a single dude and also pretty much every cop on the squad that Simon Baker works with is single. Just trying to give some healthy alternatives!!

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