As the thread title says, how do you feel about a traditional relationship? This is, a monogamous relationship (married or unmarried) between a man and a woman. Do you feel that this form of relationship is necessary for a fulfilling emotional and sexual experience? Do you think it has a place in society today? Do you feel it is the only "right" form of relationship? I may make my reasons for wanting to know this public if I get quality responses, but this is something that I have been pondering for a long time for a variety of reasons. I've just finished my first year at university and have been disappointed in watching my peers pursuing multiple partners merely for sexual gain, whereas I have very different morals on that subject. Interestingly, my morals as a person aside from this subject are pretty lax, but I can't help but be disgusted in watching my peer group destroy their chances of a healthy relationship later in life through a debauched and pretty meaningless existence as young adults. I think that young women in particular are sacrificing their own integrity for the pursuit of sex. I openly refuse to frequent nightclubs simply because I can't help but feel repulsed by the behaviour of not only my friends, but everyone around me, male and female. I'm quite confused, but I do have my reasons for feeling so strong about this subject, as I said I'll perhaps explain later. Just as an added bonus, what perhaps makes this all a bit strange, is that I am an atheist, and so in no way have been pushed into the position I feel, other than through my own life experiences. I'm not a virgin, and I have been in a serious relationship. When I was younger, when I was 15/16 I was involved in exactly the same behaviour I described, and while some may suggest this makes me a hypocrite, I can't help but look at those who are adults around me and think that their maturity leaves much to be desired. I grew out of it, but it seems to me that everyone my age (19/20) is getting worse. EDIT: I'm not homophobic, nor do I have a problem with unconventional relationships in that sense. I think that is fine as long as there is a loving, caring relationship going on. Rather, my problem lies with casual relationships, open relationships and stuff of that sort.