Do dating apps stop you from believing in love?
First Published Dec 28, 2020, 2:52 PM IST
The dating game has undergone a huge transformation and instead of finding a partner through a chance meeting, we think we can find them on our phones.
It’s only based on looks: People seldom say that they could see their date’s soul on a dating app profile. And this is for a reason. These apps help you pick a date who is better looking than the rest and here’s a secret: beauty fades with time and so do our standards of beauty.
No one is emotionally invested: A dating app is meant for those who aren’t looking for an emotional connection which, in many ways, determines how long a relationship lasts. Random hook up is mostly the theme.
People are always looking for options: No one’s ever good enough on a dating app because the options are plenty. Looking out for the next person only distracts you from having a real relationship.
Common interests don’t mean you have a soul connection: If you both love biryani, then chances are you could have great lunches and dinners but this doesn’t necessarily mean that the other person is your soulmate. Most dating sites get it so wrong when they show up options based on people’s mutual love for movies and once you’ve watched enough movies together, a real connection is what lacks.
People are frustrated with their single lives: And this isn’t usually a good place. Most people get on dating apps to escape the boredom of their single lives and would choose anyone to be with.
We aren’t saying that people don’t find love on dating apps but it is true that these apps are mostly a short term solution to a life-long question: when will we meet the love of our lives? There's some hope if one doesn't try to find him/her in this confusing piece of technology.