As the world becomes more technology based we see many daily activities, which normally had to be done in person, can now be completed using our computers and cellphones. Some of these tasks include ordering food, finding a ride, and even finding love.
Now that the world is more computerized, finding a relationship partner doesn’t necessarily require face-to-face interactions. The dating website eHarmony has been around since 2000 and many other dating sites have been created since then, but finding a partner has become even more simplistic with smartphone apps like Tinder and Bumble.
These apps have made finding someone as easy as swiping or even just selecting a person’s profile.
With the ability to pretend to be anyone one must consider the potential dangers of apps like these.
The danger is that you never know whom you are actually speaking with until you meet in person and even then nothing is for certain. It raises questions such as, “Are apps for finding love/lust too much” and “Where do we draw the line with how advanced we allow technology to become?”
Nonetheless, Tinder and Bumble are both in the top 50 grossing applications in the Apple app store so the apps must be having quite a bit of success, and there are numerous stories about people finding true love through these apps and others like them.
Technology has come a long way and is still advancing with the hopes of making everyday tasks simpler and allowing time to be spent more efficiently. Though there is some potential danger, there is a high chance that users find what they are looking for using these apps whether it be true love or something more spontaneous.