Here in the Bay Area we have so many options that there is a perpetual sense of FOMO (fear of missing out). This creates commitment phobia in relationship. And people over scheduling themselves and are unable to follow through with everything they want to do.
In my practice I see the way this effects people individually. It creates stress and hurt and also leads to negative effects on relationships. In the dating scene it creates a field of flakiness and distrust.
Links to distrust in the self, habits of protection against feelings of disappointment and an unconscious desire to fill feelings of emptiness.