Have you noticed this? Now-a-days, love is so calculated and examined, that teens and people are afraid to tell their significant other that they are in love.
in the past, you hear stories about how a couple met, and the guy instantly knew he found the right girl. 6 months later, they are married and stay married til they die.
a deadly combination of the feminist movement and the wussification of men thanks to the mass media.
Love hasn't changed. People are just freer to make decisions regarding their happiness now than they were in the past and didn't have the luxury of such a freedom. In effect people are afforded much greater personal freedoms now than in the past, including being much financially and culturally freer to seek out love. Marriage was as much a financial arrangement and expectation as it was about finding companionship.