Report for 'Beauty Within TV' - Has social media and technology changed the way we date?

By Anissa Rochester for Beauty Within TV-- Has social media and technology changed the way we date? BWTV spoke with a few people in New York, how they feel about social media and dating in today's society.

“Traditional courtship — picking up the telephone and asking someone on a date — required courage, strategic planning and a considerable investment of ego. Not so with texting, e-mail, Facebook, inbox messages or other forms of ‘asynchronous communication,’ as techies call it.”

After meeting someone new, we almost instantly ask him or her to friend us on Facebook. Rather than getting to know each other face-to-face, we attempt to draw conclusions about what his recent likes are from exercising, food, friends etc

“Technology is what ruined dating and relationships,”. “Take texting for example. It’s rare that someone has an intimate face-to-face conversation. Everything is ‘via’ something.”

Conversations through technology, rather than face-to-face conversations, can create false depictions of who someone is. How many times have you had fantastic conversations with someone through text, yet in person you realize you have nothing to talk about? This is of course if you get so far as an actual date, which according to researchers is becoming a rarity in today’s culture

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