Relationships are the most complicated things in the whole world. I cannot be the only one that thinks this. Even friendships can be hard. You never know what the other person is thinking and communication is hard sometimes. Technology in my opinion my relationships harder because now there are more expectations to post about you significant other and have initials in Instagram bios, and to brag about each other on social media. Now-a- days we have to respond faster to people rather than calling and waiting for a call back a few hours later. We can and do communicate more but its seems as if it makes it harder. You cannot tell emotion over text so things said can be misconstrued and misunderstood, this can lead to fights (I’ve seen it). There is less face to face human interactions now and relationships are not as strong because of it in my opinion. There is something so special about spending time with a person and seeing their reactions in stead of ” LOL insert cry laughing emoji”. Its nice to look in someones eyes and have a real conversation. People now don’t read text to listen they just read to respond. Technology has changed how we meet people. Before it was going out and introducing yourself to people, now its tinder and “sliding in DMs”. Its not real anymore. People pretend to be someone they are not. People also only portray their best selves on social media they don’t show the good, bad and ugly, just the good. It makes it easier to hide things from people that care about you. Its easier to tell if someone is lying in person than over text. Overall in my opinion before I get into my research, technology does effect relationships and makes them harder.
What do you think?