With the emergence of new technology, the way of getting connected has also changed. We are now using smartphones and different apps on them to find true love instead of meeting people face to face and knowing them. The time saving advantage by online dating has overpower the true essence of love, internet dating has given the whole notion of dating and love a dehumanizing state. People have started believing in making online relationships rather than actual relationships.
How technology has affected dating:
- Game changer: technology has changed the image of the love and relationship. Earlier people used to meet first and then fall in love but now we hardly see this trend. People now know everything about each other just by a simple click. There is no excitement of meeting someone new, as every information needed is available online and meeting depends upon the profile checklist. Dating means going on a blind date, having a chat and getting to know each other, but technology has ended the blind date game. Technology has taken away the charm falling in love.
- Change of choices: people are now giving importance to time rather than relationship. A survey says that people prefer online dating rather than face to face meeting as it its more time saving and effective. They don’t want to waste time in meeting and knowing about the people, their likes and dislikes. They prefer checking out the online profile and making a decision. Technology has made our world faster and its people too, people wants to spend less time in looking for love. They want dating to work around their lives in a time efficient way. This is the reason why Tinder has become so popular- just one swipe and you have the next potential match.
- Made us demanding: online dating has made us demanding and choosy. We now know that we have multiple choices to choose from and because of that we don’t aim at find a true match or love but our goal has become to find a worthy match, a match with whom we can stay comfortable, and a match who can give us materialistic happiness. Love has taken a backseat in today’s world of technology. Online dating app have made us demanding, we every time seek for new options, satisfaction word has been thrown away by the technology.