In the past decade, technology has impacted (for better or for worse) our daily lives. More specifically, it has radically changed the relationship game and quite possibly made us rethink the way we view commitment.
We think we know technology back to front and the effects it causes on us, but… is that the case? Is the internet destroying our possibility of finding our soulmate or is it helping us find true love?
Here are 3 positive and negative ways in which technology has impacted our love life:
Long Distance Relationships Made Easier
Keeping in touch with our friends, family and our partner is nowadays easier than it’s ever been. The technology boom enables us to be connected at all times, thus being away and far from your soulmate is not as bad as it used to be twenty years ago. This has been a giant leap for humankind as thanks to our phones and tablets, long-distance relationships can be as intimate and as passionate as traditional relationships. Not only has it changed the communication game making it simpler and faster, it has also changed the way people meet, making it incredibly easy to just match and converse with someone at the other end of the world.
The Internet has for sure helped us advance and progress in our relationships with others. However, it has also ruined them in a particular and unacceptable way. The thing is that people have been cheating since the beginning of times and that is no secret. And if it was easy for people to do so before, in many ways, technology is currently making it easier for us to pull off an affair and cheat on our partner.
Spouses participate in erotic video chats and exchange compromised photos and text messages with their lovers without their partners ever finding out. Our partner could also be on a business trip to the other end of the world and meeting the most attractive escorts in Sydney, Australia (or any other country far enough away) and we would never find out. Sure, it is probably easier to get caught since the whole conversation history can be found in our phone, but at the same time and thanks to some apps, hiding an affair is effortless and easy.
Dating apps can be extremely useful and help us get back into the dating world after a tough breakup. But at the same time, the more options you have to find your soulmate the less satisfied you are with your choice. A study carried out by the University of Wisconsin showed how daters were more content with their match when they had a smaller pool of people to choose from.
Long gone are the days where people would have to go out to a bar or club in order to have a one night stand. You can now find a one time fling through a dating app, and it’s probably simpler than in real life
Those with a wider range of options were more likely to change their mind after picking a person and would search for another partner instead. Technology also makes the possibility of having a casual relationship easier. Long gone are the days where people would have to go out to a bar or club in order to have a one night stand. You can now find a one time fling through a dating app, and it’s probably simpler than in real life as there are sites and apps dedicated exclusively to no-strings-attached relationships.