5 Ways Google Affects Our Relationships


Is Google making your relationships better or worse?
No online stalking or all-day Gchat conversations? Here's how Google has changed dating.

4. Constant Contact
Gmail, Gchat, and Google+ Hangouts let us communicate with the people in our lives all the time, which can be both good and bad. You can hear your guy laugh when he's on a different continent but you can also get distracted by the stream of conscious-esque chats he sends you when you're at work. We've become so used to constant communication that picking up the phone and calling him to complain about your day or physically giving him that interesting article feels old-fashioned. For new love interests though, Gchatting can be an easy, low-key means of talking to a crush the way AIM once was.



5. 24/7 Dating Advice
Google answers all of your dating questions anywhere, anytime — even the ones you're embarrassed to ask your closest friends. If you're dying to try a new date spot or plan romantic getaway, Google can give you answers in mere seconds. Instead of relying on immediate advice from strangers across the globe, we once had to rely on word-of-mouth, old wives' tales, and rumors.

Whether you prefer dating with or without Google, there's no denying that it's becoming a bigger part of our personal lives. The key is finding the right balance for it. And who knows, maybe in a few years we'll all be using something called Google Balance to sort it all out.

How has Google affected your relationship? How much emphasis do you put on what you find out online?

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