I want to make an established connection between our society’s growing reliance on technology use and the ways in which online dating have shaped dating culture. In a society where we all are so obsessed with instant gratifications, finding matches instantly can definitely be problematic. While many people have found matches on dating websites, I will argue that although online dating definitely does have its various benefits, that it overlooks important parts of the dating experience that can be essential for the growth of a healthy relationship. Dating profiles are made to make the single applicant appear as the best version of themselves, pictures and responses can often be tailored to present an altered image of themselves to the dating scene, which can be harmful when two individuals are trying to get to know each other. I also want to argue that online dating, while convenient, reduces people to mere categorical numbers and dehumanizes the dating experience.
Ceraolo, Marissa, "It’s a Match: How Society’s Dependence on Efficient Technology Effects the Ways We Date" (2016). Pop Culture Intersections. 12.