IS ONLINE DATING THE WAY FORWARD?
As social media platforms and dating sites are becoming increasingly popular, more and more single people are hoping that this may be a gateway to find their soulmate.
How did you meet your partner? “Erm…just through friends… during university?” Now whilst that may be true for some couples, those of you who have met their significant other online, is this something you try to conceal? Why is it that some men and women become apprehensive to admit they met through the internet?
DO PARENTS UNDERSTAND?
Maybe the whole, how we met story won’t be as appreciated by our parents. Welcome to the twenty tens, we can more than ever access our dating profiles, accept, reject, and even communicate with prospective partners with a just few clicks of our phone and tablets, even whilst waiting for a bus. Back in the day, this was not the norm, the elder generation did not have access to the same luxury that we call technology today; thus they may not fully understand how this works. Maybe it’s just better to say you met through friends to avoid all the questions.
IS ONLINE THE ‘FAIRYTALE’ WAY?
Some people have different expectations on how they will find their love and that expectation doesn’t include the internet. You may be hoping for the ultimate fairy tale dream. ‘Your Prince Charming will come and whisk you away’ and it will all just fall into place. The ‘traditional’ way that he or she will come into your life when you least expect it, naturally and that will be it, maybe you met through friends, work, university or school. It may be quite embarrassing if your plan doesn’t follow through, the fact that you had to take that step to yourself and go online looking. Whatever happened to destiny?
IS FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER FULL OF ‘WERIDOS’?
I have definitely heard that there is a lot of stigma attached to speaking to someone online. Some boys and girls complain that there are some ‘strange’ and ‘annoying’ people online, who constantly message you asking for your mobile number, and some who do not get the hint when you ignore or reject them. They may even show signs of obsessiveness or as some call it ‘creepy’ behaviour. These so called ‘weirdos’ could be ruining it for all the actual nice ones out there. Because of this negative taboo you never know, you could have already told your Miss or Mr perfect to…well, move it (to put it politely).
IT’S THE 21ST CENTURY! SAVE SOME TIME AND EFFORT AND FILTER THEM OUT…
But have you ever thought that sometimes meeting someone via the internet can save a lot of heartache, time and effort. It gives you a chance to filter through and assess their traits before actually meeting them and becoming more emotionally involved.
From past experiences I have found that some of the best relationships have actually been formed online. My friend, let’s call him Steve for the purpose of this blog; due to his busy lifestyle didn’t have time to go out and meet people the ‘traditional’ way; he met his girlfriend through a dating App on his phone. Social media plays such part in today’s society, people communicate on it, that’s what the platform is made for. It is only inevitable that people will start engaging personally with others and love stories will evolve and blossom.
Is it fair to judge someone’s relationship based on how they met or is technology changing the way today’s generation come together?