Five YourTango Experts explain how problematic technology can be in relationships.
With online dating sites, apps and social media, technology has undoubtedly changed the way we meet and fall in love. In fact, a new statistic claims that out of the 54 million singles in the United States, 40 million have tried online dating. We search our first dates on Google, stalk our exes on Facebook and flood our Instagram feeds with lovesick snapshots of every milestone in our relationships. But with its benefits, technology has its downsides. How else has technology changed the dating scene?
"It's like a false sense of intimacy," Laura Campbell says. "It's one thing to date and to create that sexual vibe that comes from sexting, but here's the thing ... a relationship can only happen if you can have true communication."
The two of you have such a good time together. You could have fun being out and social, engaging in an activity, or doing absolutely nothing at all. Life is challenging, so a partner who lifts your spirts and helps you lighten up is a definite keeper.
Everyone you introduce him to sees what you see–a truly good man who cares about you. It's hard not to adore a man who lights you up inside. When the people who know and love you best give your man a solid thumbs up, that's a guy worth keeping around.