Effects internet dating society
The adoption of technology has changed the way we connect and converse with others in our society and dating is no exception.The prevalence of smart phones mean we are always contactable, social media allows others to get to know us before we have even met, and dating apps give us an abundance of choice in a suitable partner or partners.There is no fear of failure because for every one or two rejections you get one or two matches.This is a game that you can keep playing until you win.Looking at my article How Technology is changing your love life excessive choice can have ramifications further down the line in terms of our attitudes towards not only our partners (expendability of our relationships) but also in terms the scale we seek validation, (the expectation and normalization of praise from many rather than just a few). Letamendi says in Time magazine, “Now that we can interact with hundreds – no thousands – of people simultaneously, we’ve strengthened the impact that others have on our self-value.”Not only is there a lack of vulnerability but the nature of ‘the game’ is similar to other games or indeed social media.Every time we get a notification we get a little buzz of excitement.Ask your parents and your grandparents and they will tell you the same thing. With so many other people that you can meet, it is always a pleasure to spend time with them.
With the arrival of dating apps there has been a change in how many of us are finding our partners and indeed what we are looking for. Tinder lets you search for single people in your area looking to meet for dating or any other activity you could care to mention.And remember it is not just one person we are talking to now but we can speak to 100s of potential partners.So, I would argue, we are not only getting validation from the attention from potential partners, but the game aspect can actually make us addicted to this type of dating through the random notifications, which spike our dopamine.At this time in our lives, we are probably getting nearer to the point where we might actually seriously consider settling down with someone else. With the revolutionary effects of the Internet on our lives however, dating has taken on new heights – people can start ?The answer is actually quite logical – it may be because the people around her or him are so limited in the qualities and characteristics that she or he does not find anyone attractive enough to date!