Dating. We all do it, we all feel the need to look for that guy or girl who will make our hearts flutter, and our stomach be in knots in the good kind of way.
What I am noticing is that while we have never been more open in terms of technology, and the ability to interact with people we would never ordinarily meet or interact with, maybe it’s at our social detriment in the long term.
I know A LOT of people who are active on social media, and these people also seem to have trouble finding love. I myself just got out of a relationship, and social media played a cause in the breakup. While the breakup was my fault, I can’t help but wonder if I had been less active on social media if we would still be together.
This is not to say that social media can’t lead to good. In fact, I know of at least one couple that is still going strong, and they met on Twitter.
I also know of plenty of people who have gone on dates with some of their followers.
Perhaps we, and I include myself in this space, are just unlucky in love for whatever reason. I firmly believe that love finds you when you least look for it. Hell, I’ve met a girl in a nursing home. (Yes, she does have all of her teeth.)
Maybe these are my own limited interactions with these single people, but I wonder if their increased use on social media is playing a role in their (our) inability to hold onto, or find love.
Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear what you have to say.
Yes, I also realize the irony of posting this on social media ;)