Swipe, Swipe, Tap

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

Do you think dating has been tarnished by todays use of social media?

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Instagram Identity – Who Are You? #COM0011

One of the outmost important things for not only a company but an individual to have is proper social media identity and branding. As a graphic designer I can say with confidence that branding is everything. When a company has a good brand their products and services sell themselves. Now a days with social media being so prominent in our lives it is essential that companies execute their branding properly over social media as well.

What is an Instagram theme? An Instagram theme is all about visual consistency by using consistent composition, colours, and content throughout all your images posted to your account. Having an Instagram theme is important when running a companies account but also equally important for an individual as well. Using a theme for your personal Instagram account perceives you as a professional and shows potential employers the care and dedication you put into your social media presence.

Not sure where to start or what your theme should be? You can take many quizzes online or view themes on Pinterest. Here is a fun quiz you can take to find out your theme: http://www.teen.com/2016/07/11/quizzes-personality-trivia-teen-girls/instagram-aesthetic-personality-match-quiz/. Capture Your Style by Aimee Song is an amazing book I would recommend to anyone that needs help finding and executing your new style throughout your Instagram account. I encourage everyone to find their style and execute a proper Instagram theme.

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