Sliding into DM’s

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

Technology over the past decade has evolved rapidly, making revolutionary changes to our day-to-day lives. It has transformed the way humans communicate, work, entertain and educate themselves as well as others. The way we connect with each other through technology is quite impressive as we continue to advance ourselves and the world around us. The close relations we have with each other have been happening since the beginning of time, especially romantically. It’s just human nature, whether it was kissing at the doorstep on the first date or yelling “ooga ooga” in the cave during the Paleolithic times. Human connection is one of the most fascinating relationships you can have and has evolved through technology with each generation.

With the help of technology, meeting people has never been easier. Dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, OkCupid and many more give you the opportunity to flirt and find love without having to wait for your “zing” moment. It’s also very straightforward whether you want something serious or if you want something casual — if you know what I mean. You can get to know people through these apps to see if there is a connection, and then you can plan to meet in real life. According to eHarmony online dating statistics, “20% of current, committed relationships began online.” This is a huge step in the dating world. It gives people who usually don’t date a chance to find someone at their own pace.

Social media has also taken a huge role in the dating game. Have you ever stalked your crush on Instagram? No? Well, you should. That’s why you can make sure they’re someone you would want your mother to meet. This helps you get to know potential partners through social media apps. Sometimes, social media makes or breaks relationships. You may discover your partner decided to slide into your best friend’s DMs. But don’t let this discourage you on your journey of finding love.

Dating through technology has increased in the past several years. Will this be the leading form of dating in the next several years? Whether it is or isn’t, don’t be afraid of the world of online dating. Technology is just a boost to put yourself out there. So, stop reading, start downloading and find your “zing.”