Dating used to be a lot more ambigious before technology. Now, we can do all this research on a person before we even meet them. Thanks to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can learn more about a person before the date than you can during that date itself.
With the added benefit of social media profiles, a person can all they want to before a date. However, this can be good or bad, depending on how people present themselves on social media. Now a days, it’s easy for people to appear how they want people to see them online and a totally different way in person.
This can deceive others and often times result in what has come to be known in this generation as “cat fishing.” MTV has a show called Cat Fish, where two people go out and expose people for who they really are as opposed to who they appear to be on the internet.
While technological advancements can be a good thing, situations like this can happen where it makes us question whether or not people use the advancements for the right reasons. When used properly, social media can be a great gateway to new connections and friendships that weren’t possible before we had technology.