Thanks to the wonder of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, you can get laid faster than your Seamless order will arrive at your doorstep. And while online romance once upon a time felt forbidden and offensive, today we’ve become the internet predators our parents warned us about.
But not only are we using apps to find love, we’re using them to rank it. And should a one-night stand turn into something more serious, you can now download an app like StayGo to help rate your relationship and determine whether it’s, well... relation-shit.
But with every new bit of "smart" technology, we have to ask: is all this digital assistance making us dumber about navigating relationships? Is it possible we really can't tell on our own if our relationships suck?
'Dating blind' means trusting the Force... or the 4G
If you find yourself thinking that dating just isn’t what it used to be, you’re right. "The modern dating world has changed with the popularity of dating apps," says Dr. Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., a professor and department chair of psychology at Monmouth University and co-founder of StayGo. "As a result, now more than ever, people are dating blind. Very few people receive any formal education or training in fostering quality relationships.”