As social media platforms have become more popular, our relationships have become more like the content we consume on them: short-term and disposable.
Modern Relationships and TikTok – Similarities
There’s a new relationship app or site popping up every day, each promising to help you find true love or at least a fun fling. But with so many choices, it can be hard to know which one to commit to. And even if you do find a match, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of a “perfect” relationship and end up disappointed.
So, is the answer to just give up on finding lasting love and embracing the world of short-term dating? Well, not necessarily. While it’s true that relationships are getting shorter, it’s not necessarily because we’re all looking for something casual. In fact, a lot of people are actually looking for something serious – they just haven’t found it yet.
The problem is that we’re so used to instant gratification we don’t want to wait around for something that might take time to develop. We want the perfect partner and we want them now. But the truth is, that doesn’t always happen. And when it doesn’t, we can end up feeling jaded and discouraged.
So, what’s the solution? Well, it might be time to change your approach. Instead of looking for the perfect relationship, try to focus on finding someone who you really connect with. Someone who you can see yourself spending time with – even if it’s just a few hours a week.
And don’t be afraid to take things slow. Just because you’re not in a hurry to get married doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the journey. So, go on some dates, have some fun, and see where things lead. Who knows, you might just find the love of your life.
We see people in relationships as they post about their partner on social media. It’s all fun and games at first, but eventually, we see the cracks start to show. The fights, the breakups, the makeups. It’s all so entertaining, and we can’t look away. We start to think that maybe relationships just aren’t meant to last.
This is a dangerous mindset to have. Relationships are hard work, and they’re not always going to be fun and games. If we’re only looking for something short-term, we’re not going to be willing to put in the work when things get tough. We’re going to give up when things get difficult instead of fighting for our relationship.
We scroll through our feeds and consume content without giving it much thought. We watch videos that are over before we know it and then move on to the next one. Our relationships have become just like those videos; we consume them without thinking about the long-term implications.
We used to date with the intention of finding our soulmate, someone we could spend the rest of our lives with. Now, we swipe through dating apps, looking for someone who is compatible with us for the short term. We want someone who we can have fun with, but we’re not looking for anything serious. The culture of social media has influenced this mindset.