Following a flame on Twitter, checking his status update or saving that drunken text message he sent late at night that may, or may not, have been meant for you and ended with a semi-colon that you assume was meant to be a flirty wink is also probably the closest you may get to poetry. Copyright 2011 Azadeh Aalai Very interesting piece.In reflecting upon my own dating status, it was right around the time I realized I have been asked out one too many times over text message that I wondered: Is technology ruining romance? I would sincerely hope that romance hasn't been reduced to texting, Facebook, and Twitter.
After all, with the plethora of people online, our dream partner is just the next click away, right?
While romanticizing relationships and falling in love in movies is nothing new, it seems the years and years of being exposed to Hollywood romance has taken its toll on society.
I don’t know what men and women expect a good first date to be anymore.
I have a theory on why it’s so hard to find love online. But, when we go out on an actual date, we are disappointed because we don’t get the same emotional sensation that we get when we watch a movie. You have to sell yourself so that others want to go out with you and see what you’re all about. Online dating is hard because we are “browsing” profiles, making judgments based only on a photo.
By then, the pool of quality partners has shrunk, and they are left with mostly “undesirables.”Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying it’s only women who are the problem. Television and movies have brainwashed us to want and expect one thing. Many profiles have the same types of photos and say the same thing, i.e. I love to travel…” It takes skill to write a compelling dating profile.