Parlor on the Current Dating Scene
As we went on into our conversations and parlor about how social media and technology has changed our way of having the ideal/old-schooled conversations, this chapters stacks on top showing us how not only does it affect our normal conversations with friends and family, now we depend on it to find love. Some of the apps that are considered dating apps are Tinder and Bumble. Tinder is more for the younger 20’s while Bumble is used by more mature and older 20’s, 30’s, and 40s.
Reading in to Friction-Free, it talks about how even these dating apps gives us a way out of having a normal conversations. Tinder gives you a chance to get ignored without knowing you are getting ignored. Tinder’s rejection method is by swiping-left and the other person will never know. People get to get out of the awkward stage of saying “oh, I’m not interested in you” and they get to save more time as it more efficient to just not waste a date on a guy or girl who is not attractive.
On page 183, Danny who is thirty-two years old was interviewed. He lives in Chicago and admits that online dating has made it harder for him to commit. Living in uptown Charlotte, I can personally tell you that this is more than one-hundred percent true! Having friends who are in their late 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, the dating app has made it a game changer for all of them. I agree with Danny when he says it is a choice problem now. Everything seems to be connected to looks now due to our current technology.