A thought came to mind today and I wonder what you all think. What if there is a shift in male thought going on, sort of like women's lib kind of thing, but a male version of it. It seems to me that men are less and less willing to commit to a relationship. That they want less responsibility and more freedom to be on their own. That women have traditionally been the ones who want to form a home, want monogamy, etc. And men have had an inner battle because they want ...how should I say... to be in a relationship and also live like a bachelor. Could it be that men are changing the nature of relationships because they're tired of living up to women's standards? This seems vague, I know, but I haven't thought it all out yet. Seems to be a pattern of behavior in men I've been involved with, in relationships of friends and family, of what I've seen and read on the internet and the media in general, and I'm trying to make sense of it. More and more I see couples who get to a certain point, then the man backs out. "I love you but I'm not in love with you" is so common, I don't really understand that statement. Is it a way of backing out so that they don't have to commit? Or is it a way of keeping love from many partners at a time? Appreciate any insight on this. Thanks.