Finding a partner became so much easier with social media. Before the internet and social network days, here is what you can do:
Nowadays, love can happen in just a few weeks. You don’t even have to meet the person and still be in a relationship with them. It’s weird if you realize it, but it’s turning into a norm now.
Social media apps are also welcoming the dating space too. They have been launching features like “secret crush” or “nearby chat” to help their users maximize their dating chances.
But are these social network apps helping people find love? Or it blocks the chances of people getting a real-life romance?
Here are the reasons why it’s helping and why it’s not.
You may check all your partner’s social network accounts, but you will never truly know someone unless you’re meeting with them regularly.
Because you see your partner’s social media feeds all the time, we think we know them already. This may get quickly bore you out since there’s nothing new for you to learn about.
We see romantic couple posts all the time on social networking apps. Either someone is sharing a lengthy post about how they love their partner or photos from a couple’s latest vacation.
Because it’s easy to communicate nowadays, we often get lazier to see someone in person. Why spend a whole 3 hours preparing for a whole look when you can contact your partner through a video call? People don’t want to go to an actual date to know someone, they just wanna lay on the bed and reply to messages?
When you see a couple sharing each other’s photos on their profile, you then compare your partner to them. This could even steer up fights because your partner isn’t as showy on social media as other people.
But aside from the negatives, there are positive things that social media has contributed to relationships too:
It’s not as challenging to keep up with each other now since you have the technology to connect.
If you’re not overdoing it, social media can be a good storage of memories you’ve made.
Memes, news, and any other viral content could be something you can talk about. You can also tag your partner on it, just a simple way to tell him/her that you’re thinking of him at the moment.