How Social Media Has Changed The Dating Landscape
Dating has gone through a lot of changes over the last few years. As we have become more connected to the internet, the way we have connected with others has changed significantly.
Whether you’re re-entering the dating scene or are struggling to adjust to these new changes, it can be helpful to look at the links between social media and dating.
Relationships Are More Public Than Ever
Relationships are a lot less private than they used to be. Thanks to social media, everyone can see when a couple gets together and everyone can see when a couple breaks up.
Because of this, many partners have started dating on more casual terms. People often agree to wait awhile before they make things ‘Facebook official.’
This also means that couples need to think about how they manage their break-ups. A private split could easily turn into public drama because of social media.
Social Media And Cheating
In theory, social media should make it more difficult to determine whether or not a person is cheating. After all, it is more difficult for a person to keep a relationship a secret. Anyone who looks at a person’s Facebook page can find out whether or not they are single.
In practice, however, a lot of people have used social media as a tool to cheat. Social media allows people to connect with men and women all over the world. In addition, people see flirtatious messages and sexts (sexual texts) as less serious than physical cheating.
While partners should trust each other, they should also be aware of each other’s social media pages. Couples should avoid keeping dangerous secrets from each other.
Social Media And Communication
Have you ever gone on a date with someone who never looked up from their phone? While social media should be a communication tool, people often use it to avoid communicating with one another.
You and your partner may want to set limits on phone usage. When the two of you are spending time with each other, you should put your phones down and focus on enjoying the other person’s company and giving them your full attention.
It is clear that the dating scene has gone through some dramatic changes. With that said, dating isn’t as different as it might initially seem. At the end of the day, the key to a successful relationship is still trust and communication.