We live in a society where we’re judged by how many gadgets we use regularly. For example, we use technology to stay in touch with our loved ones and people search. Technology, no doubt, has made the world much more connected. Not only has it made people’s lives easier, but has also contributed to making relationships stronger.
However, there are two sides to every coin. On one hand, while technology has made communication easier, it’s also decreased the urge to meet your partner in person. Let’s look at how technology affects relationships.
1. More emoticons, fewer emotions.
Couples think that sending emojis are enough to express their emotions, instead of seeing each other in person. For example, a guy can just send a flower emoji to show he loves his partner. Well, his partner would be happier (and even surprised) to receive real flowers from him. When it comes to emotions, technology cannot fully express them.
2. Diminished calling.
Compared to texting, calling is a much clearer way to communicate. Because texts have become the soul of communication between couples, misunderstandings are now the main cause of breakups! Even if you didn’t mean to say something hurtful, your loved one may take your words harshly. Calling helps you to express your emotions clearly, diminishing the chances of miscommunication.
3. Not seeing each other regularly.
Back in the day, couples made actual efforts to see each other regularly. In fact, making this effort used to be a sign of true love. But now, because video calling is so popular, couples would rather video chat while sitting at home instead of going on dates.
4. Together but not focused.
Even when you’re both together, there’s always that urge to check your mobile device for texts, emails, and notifications, plus people search for friends online. As social media has become one of the most prominent parts of our lives, people don’t want to miss out on their friends’ posts. But instead, you’re missing the moments where you can connect with your partner.
5. Easily distracted.
Dating apps have become a platform to find your “soulmate.” Because there are so many options to choose from, people don’t put real efforts to make their existing relationship work. They are convinced that they can continue to people search and find someone better. So, instead of making their relationship strong and actually planning a future with their partner, they choose to break up.
It’s not that technology is destroying relationships, but it’s not helping them. Texting and video calling are surely bringing people closer to their partners, but nothing can replace actual human contact. Men are already confused about what women want in a relationship, so the lack of communication just makes relationships more complicated.
When you’re in a relationship, it’s the time you spend together, not in a virtual world, that matters. If you avoid relying on technology, you can make your relationship, and your connection with your partner, stronger.
About The Author
Divyanka Sehdev is the owner of the lifestyle website Womenlite. The site focuses on topics relating to women and their everyday lifestyle.
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