Playing tracks by
Al Green, Fellman & Louise, Bebe Black, FUTURE OF WHAT, Sonique and more.
How to justify the value of emotional coupling to one who's done without it for so long? The more we virtualize our lives, cosseted by the devices that do our bidding, the more some folks may come to feel that an #imaginaryBF or GF is just as good as the physical variety & maybe a lot less trouble. Even lonely people are making the decision on some level that their loneliness is less distressing than the agony of intimacy: sharing the space, bearing the scrutiny, doing the work.
Because, after all, what do you get out of it? Sharing expenses? Oh please, don't insult me by suggesting my feelings can be bought, OK? Hugs and kisses? You can hug it yourself just as well & maybe better, while you watch the video. Someone to talk to? Social media gives you plenty of that & exactly when you want it.
I'm not sure what the winning argument would be, but you’ll find this wide-ranging collection of songs offers a view from both sides of the debate.