With smartphones practically glued to our hands, and hundreds of popping notifications from messengers and social networks that never let our screens go off, we are spending impressive amounts of time and energy interacting and communicating with others online.
And while this seems to be incredibly convenient and completely natural to us now, the changes that such abundance of technology in communication processes has two sides.
New dating possibilities
As peculiar as it may be, we’ve decided to share our observations on the changes technology brought to us exactly with the dating routine.
The reason is pretty obvious – the advancements, compared to ten years ago, are unquestionably huge.
The variety of apps and sites at hand lets each person with no exception dive into the pool of possibilities. And what’s more important, spending time there with maximum productivity. Thanks to the exhaustive metrics, clever AI algorithms, which determine your dating type, matching becomes as accurate and personalised as possible.
This way, today by choosing Nashville women and making a few swipes you are very likely to not only find women located closely to you, but with the traits you prefer and life goals similar to yours.
Many platforms enable you to see more of the profiles with pictures that feature hobbies you’ve indicated as your favourite ones, or even people resembling the famous personas you admire.
At the same time, such easy access to a potentially suitable person has its drawbacks, as the search for your special one risks turning into an endless stream of dialogues. And while new acquaintances are almost always great, the non-stop conversations may greatly kill the energy and leave us unwilling to have any conversations in real life.
Loss of social skills
Though it may seem that we constantly keep in touch with someone online, more often than not our dialogues represent just sending or forwarding videos or pictures to each other. Such forms of communication inevitably affect our skills of interacting with each other in real life and holding ordinary conversations with someone in reality.
We tend to forget, or some are even unable to pay attention to non-verbal cues which are crucial for successful communication.
It gradually becomes difficult to maintain long eye contacts with our interlocutors or long dialogues, since we get used to simply liking somebody’s previous message or replying with an emoji, and leaving the conversation without the feeling of guilt.
More precise writing
Since Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat became our new reality, we faced the need to effectively and clearly communicate in written format, using less characters to convey our message and convince our audience of the rightness of our ideas and views.
At the same time, autocorrect, which is built into our phones, allows us to relax and type messages without giving our grammar much thought.
While it must be considered a plus, these technologies also change the way we write outside social networks. For instance, the capital letters are often neglected, the function of the dot is changing, which begins to be perceived as a sign of aggression, and so on.
So it is possible that this will subsequently lead to global changes in punctuation and spelling.