5 Things Men Should Know About Dating In This Social Media Era

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If dating wasn’t hard enough, dating in 2016 it has become harder. With Social Media there is another playing field. Here are 5 things you need to know about dating in 2016.

  1. Everyone has an online dating profile

    You may not be on dating sites like Match.com or Christian Mingle but you are on the dating sites Facebook and Instagram. Think about it. People have the ability to see what you look like, what you like to do, what your interests are and who you are attracted to with hashtags MCM and WCW. So make sure your profiles are up to date because everyone is watching.

  2. There are no second chances

    Sorry to say but if you mess up you may not have a chance to get them back! There is always another person in their “DM’s” waiting for you to mess up. Before, you just had to worry about someone else seeing them in the club or meeting them at work. Now its on their computers and on their mobile phone apps. We are in a generation that is not willing to work things out. If they don’t like something, its easier for them to move on to the next.

  3. Labels 

    Back in the day you could say you are dating. It was the time where you could get to know someone. Go on multiple dates, find out if you are compatible and possibly create a future. Now in these Social Media days everyone wants a label even if people don’t necessarily deserve a label. Everyone wants you to be their #MCM, #Bae and #Boo. There is no more working towards being worthy of that label. People just give these titles away which diminishes its worth.

  4. Catfish

    On Instagram, peoples photos are always on point. They use filters like they brush their teeth. They put up inspirational quotes every morning and posts pictures of how much money they have. When you finally meet them you realize that they were just doing it for the “gram”. This is a huge problem. You, 8 times out of 10, are not meeting the person you see on instagram. Be care of falling in love with the person you see with all those likes.

  5. Insecurities

    People are becoming increasing jealous of people they see when they scroll past their pictures. They wish they looked like this person, wished they had as much money as that person, or wish their relationship was similar to others. It’s all become very superficial. What people don’t understand is that Social Media is only a point of view from which the person wants you to see. It’s not always their truth. Don’t get hung up on imposters.

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