'the Lovers' tries to interpret the dynamics of evolved relationships of our time.
We are in the midst of a social crisis - a crisis in relationships. Over the next thirty years, our collective consciousness began to look more critically at the institution of marriage and now we are in a societal state in which we tend to regard marriage and fidelity with a relatively high degree of skepticism.
People are becoming increasingly individualistic. In addition, the increasing pressures of finance and time, increasing suburbanization, and increased consumption of solitary media (like television) have contributed to a broad decline in social capital in general.
I feel as though single people simply participate less in social activities. Increasingly, the social outlet for young(er) single professionals is nightlife - and as we all know, nightlife is never extremely successful at creating long-term satisfactory relationships because the basis for commonality is normally quantity of alcohol consumed and raw sexual attraction; whereas the basis for commonality at non-bar/club social functions is normally shared interests.