What ever happened to chivalry and old school dating? You know where you run into a cute boy and they ask you on a date, they pick you up at the door and take you to dinner and dancing, walk you home and kiss you goodnight. Now guys just swipe right on Tinder to let you know they are interested. Sure I am a millennial in many way I will admit that; I am addicted to my cellphone, social media and $7 Starbucks coffees but when it comes to dating and relationships I’m old school.
I refuse to use dating apps and I refuse to let social media run/ruin our relationships. Not only is social media ruining the way we meet people it is ruining the way we date them too. We see them like another girls picture or we see Snapchat stories of them out at a bar and we get jealous and mad and it causes a fight. And thanks to Twitter we can easily let the world know how angry we are in a mass tweeting spree that we can soon regret and delete. Ah the joys of social media.
Another downside of dating and social media is we only post the glorious side to our relationships in the attempt to make other jealous. We don’t post the fights and breakups just the happy. Seeing these images can really mess with one’s mind. I can attest for this, I have recently become single and my timelines are constantly flooded with pictures of couples out to dinner, on dates, at the beach or kissing. I see these images and I get sad because I don’t have that and I feel lonely and jealous… but then I remember that all couples have fights and flaws you just don’t see. Dam you social media and your influence on us millenniums.
Here is an article that explains how we date now:
This Is How We Date Now
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