Today, I’m not going to write anything about this topic because I would like you to assist the ABC News’s documentary about Tinder and dating apps in general because it does happen in all dating apps. But at the same time, I would love you to think about the following questions:
- Are we so lazy in love that we need a dating app to find a partner for us?
- What are the precautions that we should take while navigating in those apps?
- Why do we close our eyes to evident red flags, and how can we avoid it?
- Are we so eager for real connections that we need the swipe technology to help us?
- Do we know how dating apps change our brain structures to make it harder to connect and bond with someone good and, for this reason, return to the app again?
- Don’t you think that we need to remove our eyes from our cell phones and experience the real world around us?
- What is love for you, an action with feeling, or a business?
- Is it correct to chose people based on a swipe technique?
- Why do we want to be fresh meat in the dating restaurant catalog?
- How many billions of dollars are those companies making because you are searching for love?
We hear all the time cases of success that couples meet online, get married, and have a family together. But the questions should always be, what do we want in the future: real healthy connections feeding good courtship behavior, or virtualize our emotional needs and connections?
Proceed with care.
Are Dating Apps Damaging Our Mental Health? by Rob Whitley, Ph.D.
Can Using Online Dating Apps be Addictive by Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.