No, it’s not exclusive to Indonesians. I say it’s mostly an age thing. Man, look at Thought Catalog. What is that site if not a collection of white people in their twenties and their first world relationship problems? On the other hand, maybe the only reason why this obsession is so apparent, is because of social media.
@manampiring and I discussed this, actually. Perhaps we also were also galau teu puguh when we were in our twenties too.. the difference is that we had nowhere to express it. I dunno, maybe Piring locked himself in his bedroom and tulis menulis surat or something. Meanwhile you guys are like “duh aq blm ikhlaskan dia” and the whole fucking world has to know. Immediately.
Another theory of mine is this: berkubang in urusan relationship is like a default obsession. Where basically, if you don’t have anything better to do with your life, you will automatically default into being obsessed with it. It’s like guys who have no real genuine interests will always hobi mobil. Or women who never bother developing a interest in anything that requires any skill will always hobi baju or hobi tas. Because of all the hobbies out there, those are the two that require no dedication or intelligence, yet the most effective at showing off swag.
Being obsessed with relationships is like that. If you have too much time at hand, you’ll forever berkubang di urusan “aq blm ikhlaskan dia, tolonglah tuhan…”