Technology and Relationships: Love is Only Getting Better with Tech

Shreya Mukherjee
Technology and relationships go hand in hand in today's world

Love is only getting better because of technology. There is no doubt about that and it is all because of the positive effects of technology on relationships. In 1995 when Google CEO Sundar Pichai went to study at Stanford University from India he couldn’t call his girlfriend, now wife, Anjali for months because a long-distance call cost him a bomb that he couldn’t afford. Fast forward to 2019. Can you imagine a student in such dire straits in the age of WhatsApp? No way! Technology and relationships have got redefined in the modern world. Love is just a text away.

How technology is changing the way we love 

Face-to-face communication is the best form of communication. But technology has only made it better. It has helped people in love to be in touch more often and express better. How? We tell you.

1. Technology slows down fights

saying sorry is much easier now due to technology. Technology and relationships go hand in hand in today's world

Easy way of saying sorry Image source

Researchers suggest that technology has helped partners to slow down their conversation during a fight. While angry with your partner, it gives each other some distraction, time and space to reflect and cool down.

Also sometimes partners can express better if they write things down instead of getting into an agitated spat. Many couples say that they iron out their differences through messaging. Saying sorry on WhatsApp is easier than in person. And when they finally meet they are in a far better state of mind and it is all love and no fight.

2. No chances of a forgotten date

You can set reminders for those special days so that you don’t miss out on anything. Let’s face it we have no time to mark dates on the calendars, like our grandmoms. On the other hand, we just need to mark a date on the calendar on the mobile and forget it. The notification will come right on time. Some even set it a few days beforehand so that they could pick up a gift or arrange a surprise party for the partner.

Thanks to technology there is no chance of an embarrassing situation when you forget a birthday or anniversary.

3. The older generation is re-inventing love

Older people thoroughly enjoy technology. My mom follows my dad on Instagram and dad follows her too and they keep posting couple pictures like love-struck teenagers. They are always interacting with friends on Facebook and are super active in WhatsApp groups. They feel great to be with the times. Technology has helped them greatly in old age. They can overcome loneliness by staying in touch with the world. This is one of the greatest benefits of technology.

4. Technology for long-distance relationships

Long-distance relationships were always there but it’s the technology that has made it better. Video calls and Skype calls are ensuring the feeling of missing a dear one is not there and these keep people connected better. To be able to see and talk has a positive effect on the well being of a person. This is one of the positive effects of technology on relationships.

Technology and relationships go hand in hand in today's world

Technology has made long-distance love better Image source

5. Less stress with technology

After a hard day at work if friends are dropping in there are no arguments about who is going out to get the food, you just order it online. In fact, technology has made life so much easier. You shop for clothes, groceries, furniture online and you pay bills online. Without the legwork, you have more time and energy to do more fulfilling things together. Love blooms over candlelit dinners as the rest is taken care of.

6. The best form of entertainment

Whether you want your voyeuristic pleasures out of stalking a friend on Facebook and laughing together about the atrocious photographs or you want to catch the latest romantic flick or you have a thing for watching food channels together, it’s all right there in your mobile. You just have to curl up on your couch and choose the kind of entertainment you want – together.

7. The emojis make things mushy

In reality how many  times do you say “love you” or blow a flying kiss to your partner?  But on text, thanks to your emojis, you are spewing mush all day and that’s lovely for your relationship. Emojis have the power to turn around relationships for the better and and that’s one of the benefits of technology in a relationship.

Technology and relationships go hand in hand and it has done everything to make things better for couples in love. So go ahead and be the quintessential technophile and embrace technology with as much warmth that you embrace your partner.

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