Sunday, June 14, 2015

PAD SEE YOU AND ME


The other day on facebook, I made a post about Technology: "

As much as I appreciate technology, it sure does suck out the romance and mythology out of life." Today I came across an article posted on facebook embodying similar sentiments. When you can find the better written articles about this particular topic, it's easy for curiosity to turn into a morbid fascination of our current state of dating affairs. I don't think there is an actual term yet for the quiet majority of people in my generation who abstain from using apps as a crutch for dating. Because it basically is a crutch and I've had plenty of time to think about it and feel like a party pooper. I've always felt myself a proponent of technology from a young age, creating my first web page through Javascript at 9 years old, but at 30 maybe the curmudgeonly side effects of age within a hyper app driven backdrop are starting to rise. It's do or die, ain't nobody got time for this algorithmic driven bullshit.



"We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right at our fingertips on OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Dattch, take your pick. We can order up a human being in the same way we can order up pad thai on Seamless. We think intimacy lies in a perfectly-executed string of emoji. We think effort is a “good morning” text. We say romance is dead, because maybe it is, but maybe we just need to reinvent it. Maybe romance in our modern age is putting the phone down long enough to look in each other’s eyes at dinner. Maybe romance is deleting Tinder off your phone after an incredible first date with someone. Maybe romance is still there, we just don’t know what it looks like now."
http://thoughtcatalog.com/jamie-varon/2014/12/this-is-how-we-date-now/

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