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And you interrupt dates by removing yourself from the little bubble where only the two of you exist, from a moment that could be beautiful, just to post something on social media. So everyone else can know how much fun you could be having if you weren’t too busy trying to prove to the world that you’re having fun?
The world we live in today is incredibly superficial, more so than it has ever been before.
It’s you who decides to date the guy or girl who takes good Instagram pictures and is clearly good with Photoshop instead of the guy or girl in the supermarket who you’re too shy to speak to in person but who may actually be the love of your life.
It’s you who decides you need to go out for drinks, just as it’s you who decides that instead of exploring life you’re going to sit home, put on Netflix and chill.
So what ends up happening is you either have two people just wanting to get laid, going through the motions of dating so that they feel better about themselves for sleeping with a stranger (which still allows for plenty of awkwardness), or you have one person oblivious to the fact that the other has had a hard-on since you first both swiped right. And “chill.” Damn you, Netflix, for bringing the movie theater into our living rooms (or, rather, our bedrooms, since watching on our laptops is “more comfortable" -- or so goes the excuse).
In movie theaters, we used to have to sit all the way up at the top to stop people from seeing us make moves and (hopefully) get to second base.
We’ve gone from courting people to window-shopping for our partner.Now, well, now we avoid that awkwardness and excitement altogether and substitute it with a more comfortable awkwardness.We now only feel anxious about whether or not the person we're trying to hook up with knows what “Netflix and Chill” actually means. Dating used to involve two individuals who were sharing something that the rest of the world would never have access to, and it was special because the moments were private.But instead, you spend most of the night with your nose glued to your screen.We have phone calls, texts, tweets, status updates, tags, check-ins and selfies.