Ten Ways that Technology has Impacted Dating


Wonder what dating would be like without your cell phone? Maybe it wouldn't be so bad after all?

by Panty Parade / Off Go the Panties

I love technology.  I really do.  That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t leave a little baggage of its own when it comes to falling in love.  Here are ten different ways new technologies have gotten in the way of good old fashioned dating:

I cannot tell you the last time a guy actually picked up the phone and dialed my number so that he could talk to me.  Two years ago?  Three?  Now that men can send a little message in some weird, shorthand language, they have embraced the technology to such a degree that I often know what their penis looks like before I know what their voice sounds like.  And that’s the cart before the horse even in my book.

2. Online Winks, Favorites, and Other Gimmicks
Online dating makes it so easy to meet / single out / stalk / peruse a shitload of people that we sometimes forget that they have features within those sites that make it almost too easy.  I understand the desire for men to send out feelers before they “waste” time emailing me, but a wink doesn’t illicit any kind of response from me (or any other women I know), so it’s really more of a waste of time seeing that you get nothing for that very small-barely-anything-at-all effort.  Right?

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