Like it or hate it, modern equipment is altering the way we go about dating in the twenty first century. It may be a little alarming to reflect we are over ten percent of the way through it right now. A well known male actor summed it all up recently by declaring, “If I wish to ensure that I seem more attractive to the female sex, I don’t go out and have a hair makeover. I improve my online profile.”
There is a school of thought that argues that technology is altering the manner in which we are approaching our relationships and it is for the best. Others say it is putting the finishing touches to the demise of romance as it used to be.
In addition to this, technology has shown how much approval it is getting by highlighting the way we like all the different social networking websites.
We no longer have to hold our breath when trying to find words to ask a possible partner for their telephone number after a night out with someone. All is needed now is their complete name, or even just a friend you have in common, and you can become Face book friends almost instantly.
There is no longer the question mark around how long you need to wait before calling up someone or texting someone. It is now down to how long you wait before adding a contact to Face book.
Many individuals now use Face book on their phones so the waiting game is still in the air as no specific protocol has been put into action, in relation to the dating waiting game.
I heard of someone who put down a person for being over zealous for adding her to his face book before she had got into a taxi to go home after a date. A different friend almost threw herself off the balcony in despair when a possible partner had failed to add her by 9 am the next day.
Face book is not the only social networking site that puts people into a quandary, Twitter is now a close second.