Does social media make it harder to date?

In the digital age of Tinder and Hinge it has become harder and harder for young individuals to meet partners. Before you even meet the potential partner you are asked about Snapchat or Instagram handles. The person is judging you before you even meet. They are looking at mutuals, snap scores, liked posts and comments.

Who would have thought that dating would be like this? Do you think that you will ever get to the point where you will meet someone randomly and decide to go for a coffee or is that out of realm of possibilities now?

Thinking back to the stories that I hear about couples and how they met has made me realize that the couples that have lasted long term have a meet cute whereas couple that don’t last have a story about swiping for a mate.

Long term couples have said that they are constantly getting to know one another which has been an important part to withstanding trial and tribulations that come with relationships. While internet dating gives users an instant gratification of matching with someone it also takes the romance out of things because you already know the basics of that individual before you even meet.

COM0011 – Is Social Media Ruining Young Society?

Recently I had a conversation about the Rogers Service Outage. It truely showed individuals how much they rely on electronic devices. One woman at her hair appointment said that she took out her phone as usual and realize that she was no longer able to use it as a social crutch.

The younger generation has always had electronic devices at their disposal whether its a tablet or phone. They have grown so attached to this inanimate object that they forgot how to actually talk to each other! The fastest way of getting ahold of someone is checking their story to see recent postings. Life suddenly became more about getting that picture perfect moment rather than living in the actual moment. Humanity lost touch with what is most important, each other.

Most individuals are like passing ships in which you don’t actually see the person but instead see through them. Catching up became checking for recent posts rather than having a conversation. Will this be the downfall of Society?

If you find that you have not a genuine conversation with anyone recently it begs the question, “If this is how I am, how are working professionals in the future?”. Regardless of differences at the end of the day we are all humans and should be treated as such. When someone is being described they don’t talk about your most recent status update. They talk about your personality or physical features . Can you say the same in future? When you go into a doctors office you give up all your personal information and lay everything out on the table in order to get help; would you rather your Doctor treat you as a human or a number or a patient file? You are your own unique individual and rather than put you in a file cabnet with the rest of patients. You have personal experiences that shaped you as an individual and want someone to get to know you before making a diagnoses to impact your life. If society doesn’t do that now do you expect better for the future, after all the younger generation is the future?