Dating and Social Media

By Shivam Dixit
Feb 05 2019 6 min read

MISERY loves company. All’s fair in love and war. There are plenty of fish in the sea.You’ve probably heard these before, because over the decades cautious words and clichéd phrases have guided our mothers, and their mothers, through romantic courtship.Now, thanks to the introduction of social media, the wealth of indispensable wisdom has grown to accommodate our technological future with new advice. It’s not official until it’s “Facebook official”. Snapchats can be screenshot. No-one ever likes the ‘mirror pic’ guy on Tinder.When our grandparents started dating, there was no social media to blur the lines. They didn’t wonder when was an appropriate time to ask a new suitor to delete their Tinder account. They didn’t need to worry about the new set of digital dating rules that we face today.Some argue that social media has changed dating for the better. We’re now connected in ways that years ago, were unimaginable. We can source potential dates while sitting on the living room couch with unwashed hair and a lap full of chip crumbs. Others argue the less attract

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