You can do just about anything on the internet today from shopping, ordering fast food, and checking the weather. You can even go as far as finding that special someone! Is this phenomenon of the internet highway taking too much of our lives away? Are humans taking on too much of the tech age and becoming robots?
In the post internet era, traditionally we meet people face to face on our own. Sometimes we would be set up with a blind date, which most of the time had a 50/50 chance of working out. If it did work, you took the time to get to know that special person to found out who they are by courting them. Going to dinner and movie was the common date night! Unfortunately, we have gotten away from tradition of interaction because the internet has slowly seeped into our day to day process.
There are popular websiteâ€™s that you can sign up for to meet your love interest, such as eHarmony, Lava Love, and even Facebook, to name a few. Seems simple enough to put in your personal information and start your search! Millions sign up on a daily looking for love or friendships, but the computer age is to blame for us becoming insensitive to our own feeling and emotions toward others.
Part of this reason is the way we live our lives today. We can’t afford the time to get to know people. Unlike the old days, we are in a hurry to do everything including finding love! Just as with the popularity with internet shopping, individuals have turned relationships into a shopping frenzy. This might be the cause of why many have problems with maintaining a relationship due to the temptation of seeing what is online. Facebook, for example, gives easy access to meet others, but can easily allow room for “cyber cheating” on their marriages or monogamous relationships.