Do you think dating relationships in todays times are easier or harder? In my opinion, I think there are pros and cons. In some ways connecting is easier than ever before, but there are some serious drawbacks to our society when it comes to really getting to know someone.
On the plus side, we have more ways than ever for meeting someone we may actually have something in common with. With all the social networking sites online like Facebook and Twitter, staying in touch is easy.
It's also easy to find people who share the same interests with you on these sites. That's not even counting all the online dating sites that can match you as much, or as little, as you like with other people.
All that, and cell phones too, can make it easy to meet people who you may not have had the opportunity to meet in your day to day life before. Being able to meet people from all over your hometown, state or the world, can certainly open up your possibilities, but it does come with a cost.
Even though dating relationships in todays times make it easier to find people, people you may never have had the chance to meet in the past, it can also make it harder to establish a real connection.
Even if the two of you are able to meet and go out on a date, the constant ringing of a cell phone can make it harder to really carry on a conversation and get to know each other.
We also live in a very hectic, high stress time. That can take it's toll on any relationships, not just your romantic ones. Being really able to get to know others and shut out the day to day distractions and stress can be a real challenge.
With it so easy to meet new people, that also takes away some of the necessity to really try to work out issues in a relationship. For example, if you and your significant other start having problems, a "replacement" can be just a few clicks away. Our high tech society has made it easier to bail on difficult situations since it's easier than ever to "go out" and meet someone new.
So, for anyone who is dating at this time in their life, you can make the rules for yourself. Use all the technology as a great way to meet people you may never have been able to meet in the past. Venture out past your comfort zone, meet someone from a different culture or country. Use technology to your advantage.
But, you don't have to let the distractions and the stress that all that technology can bring cause problems. You set your own limits. It's up to you. Try to meet people with similar outlooks.
For example, if you think it's rude to text during a date (it is, unless it's a true emergency) only date people who feel the same way you do, with so many places to look, it shouldn't be too hard to find someone like you.
There are good and bad points to dating relationships in todays times, just find ways to get the best while avoiding the worst.