We can tweet, poke or message someone without having ever met them in person.
We check out their merits before giving them the time of day; scan their interests before showing our own interest and click through a selection of their favourite ‘tagged’ photos, because you know the ones they don’t want you to see have been carefully censored.
When Online Dating was introduced as a concept it changed the landscape of the dating scene completely.
People were no longer leaving love down to serendipitous encounters, but instead, they were actively going out there looking for it.
Dating in the 21st Century Whatever your relationship status; whether happily in a relationship, happily dating or happily single, our obsession with technology has inevitably changed the pattern of dating in the 21st century and produced a new format for modern day romance.
In the days before the Internet became weaved into the fabric of our everyday lives, finding a date was more of a natural process.
We have, for example, ignored pagers, even though many nascent relationships were probably scuppered by them around 1994 when some poor deluded fool showed his off in the restaurant in the belief that it made him look important. Mercifully, the advent of the Short Message Service allowed inarticulate youths everywhere to express their interest in an indecipherable mix of abbreviated verbs and smiley faces made out of brackets and semicolons.
Younger readers may be alarmed to hear that, not that long ago, if you met someone you liked in a bar, you would actually have to ring them the next day. For those of us who still like to use whole sentences, there is also a certain haiku-like appeal in attempting to be charming in 160 characters.
The fact of the matter is, romance isn’t dead we’re just in danger of neglecting it. Visit your grandma and have her re-tell stories of how she was wooed by your granddad; how they spent evenings dancing on the kitchen tiles and how a love note said it way better than a sweeping 140-character tweet.
We know how important it is to find someone, whether it's for romance, friendship or a relationship, so whatever you’re looking for, join Independent Dating today and let us help you find it.