There's now an entire generation that will never know love without cell phones. They express affection with smiley-faced graphics — winking and kissy-faced emojis. Our relationships are becoming undeniably entangled with technology. The movie 'Her' takes this idea a step further. The film is set in the not-so-distant future, in a fantasy Los Angeles (where people actually walk to work), but it has plenty of timeless insights about love. Here's what we learned.
It's hard out there for a single girl. Here, six women let us in on their most disturbing, humiliating, and sometimes funny (in retrospect, of course) stories of digital dating gone terribly wrong.
Instagram, 'selfies', sexting, dating websites — we can't decide whether technology has complicated our love lives or made them more convenient (or both?). But one thing's for sure, we could talk about the topic for days — make that two weeks, to be exact! Welcome to our first annual 'Dating In The Digital Age' campaign; from now until June 25th, we'll explore the exhilarating highs and the nail-biting lows of looking for love and maintaining healthy relationships in the era of technology. C'mon, join the discussion!
In today's digital age, complete sentences and properly spelled words are disappearing at an alarming rate only matched by the melting polar ice caps. Complete thoughts have been condensed down to 140 characters or less, emoticons have replaced emotions and love letters have morphed into email.
Picture this: A beautiful Sunday morning at a beachfront café. After a stressful work week, you and your man are sitting down for a relaxed brunch and some quality couple time. You're discussing the idea of summer vacation, dreaming up ideas of where you might enjoy more quality time together. Before you can say, "French West Indies," his cell phone starts buzzing, a call is coming in.
As the digital driving force in love & relationship news, YourTango has not only provided you with thought-provoking, up-to-the-moment insights about love and relationships, but has stood by your side in your pursuit of happiness. Now we've decided to take a jab at a wonderful opportunity to appear on two thrilling panels at South By Southwest (March 8 - 17, 2013). Of course, your active participation is needed and greatly appreciated. Spread the word, vote and comment and we just might end up in Austin!
Here in New York, we know so many inspiring women who are kicking butt in the digital media world. With social media playing a larger and larger role in our lives — including dating lives — every day, it's great to see women taking the reins.
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