- Identify the types of communication technologies you utilize to initiate romantic relationships. Which type is the most effective? Why? Which types are more effective for maintaining relationships? Would you ever consider using communication technology to terminate a relationship? If so, what advantages and disadvantages would this method have over face-to-face communication?
For starters, today many people use social media as a way to “make a move” on other people romantically. And it’s something being used more and more each day as we advanced farther in technology. I would say that Instagram and Facebook are the most effective social media platforms, however, there are other social media platforms strictly for dating and hooking up, such as Tinder. Personally, for me, I don’t rely on social media to talk to guys or find a romantic partner. I hate when guys “DM” (direct message) me. I met my current boyfriend at a music festival, called Lightning in a Bottle, and I prefer to meet anyone I’d be seriously be considering dating in person versus online or being DM’ed.
The most effective way technology can be used to maintain relationships is simply by calling/ texting and staying in communication with your significant other. My boyfriend and I talk on the phone almost every other day, mostly because we have a long distance relationship and also because we miss each other but we rarely get into fights or arguments and I think a lot of it has to do with our strong communication with one another and being honest/ trustworthy.
Advantages of technology in a relationship, well it’s easier to lie. The disadvantage is the lying as well. An advantage you can always talk to and hear your significant other’s voice no matter how far away you are. Another advantage is face time so now you can also see your partners face too. However social media can drive a wedge between your relationship and cause jealousy and lies.