TV's Promiscuous
Portrayals of
Relationships

As networks have continued to push the envelope in the hopes
of higher ratings, TV has (maybe accidentally) become a legitimizer
of once unconventional lifestyles. Because workplace trysts, LGBT
relationships, teen sex, competitive dating, and frequent one-night
stands are available for all to see, our culture has gained greater
acceptance of what romantic relationships can look like beyond the
traditional family representations of earlier decades.