As millennials, we live in a world surrounded by the latest and greatest technology, which could be both good and bad at the same time. Advanced technology allows us to do things that we never thought possible in the past, and it is only improving. However, this advancement in technology does have a downside.
We are always hiding behind our screens, hardly knowing how to properly interact face to face with another human. Now we have countless numbers of dating apps and websites and honestly, that is not okay with me.
I am the type of person who wants to meet someone in person, talk, go on dates and fall in love in person, face to face, not behind a computer or a phone screen. I am one of those people who, when it comes to relationships, likes things a little more old school...Like the guy asking the girl out and falling in love in person.
Don't get me wrong, dating apps can be great and work for a lot of people but to me, that sounds completely awful and somewhat terrifying.
Meeting someone in person can also have a downside as well. If you meet someone and fall in love with them, and if you, unfortunately, get your heart broken, the effects of that heartbreak could be very traumatic and probably worse than if you break up with someone you met on the internet. You could see them around town and simply seeing their face is only a painful reminder.
Having this preference of meeting someone in person instead of online in this time of technology may be difficult because everyone is online these days, but I am willing to take that risk. I am not looking for a little fling.
I am looking for a life partner, a best friend, someone who will want to be by my side for the rest of my life, and if I have to wait a while to be able to find that person, then so be it.
With meeting someone on the internet, it is hard to know who they really are or if they are lying about their identity because it is so easy for people to hide. You never know who you are really talking to until you meet them in person. It is also hard to know what their intentions are because a lot of people on these dating apps do not have good intentions and I am not willing to take that gamble. There are so many online horror stories that scare me way too much and make me never want to join a dating site.
If dating apps are your thing, then good for you. I know it does work for people, so many people have fallen in love online. I refuse to use dating apps, no matter how much my family pressures me to find a guy. Online dating is not the thing for me and I am totally okay with that.