Is Technology Ruining Dating?


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?

In this video, Senior VP of Experts Melanie Gorman poses the question to YourTango Experts Kimberly Seltzer, Danielle Dowling, Laura Campbell and Lisa Steadman.

"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."

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