Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I wish I could remember my social life before technology.
According to a new study, technology is corrupting the youth. Go figure, right? Well, believe it or not, this is an issue we may not even be consciously recognizing.
The more time we spent engrossed in our technology, the quicker we may be moving in "real time," in our real social lives. It is believed that women who are frequent users of social media (main examples: Facebook and texting) are jumping faster into more physical relationships than those who are not. Technology is making girls...sluttier?
Think about it. We've all dealt with someone (or maybe we do it too!) who gets a little confident when they can hide behind the protection of a computer or phone. When we text, when we message chat, we're more confident because we don't have to interact face-to-face. More often than not, if we want something, like someone else, we can find ourselves saying something that we wouldn't dream of saying to the person. It tends to move things much quicker than dealing with the humility of face-time that isn't Facebook.
According to the study, that isn't the only reason women are getting their groove on sooner. With all this time spent texting, emailing, or interacting with someone special on a social networking site, it seems like we've known them longer than we truly have. With all this technology, we never really have to part with someone. We feel more confident to open up sooner, and we're doing it more often.
So what do you think ladies? Are your prospective encounters, err, relationships moving faster due to the raging availability of technology? Or would you say we're still taking it nice and slow? How about a little good old-fashioned courting, anyone?
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