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Online Technology and Love
We are living in the Tinder era, when a swipe is a terminal judgment taken in an instant upon scant information—at a rate of hundreds per hour. This is entirely new to humans—the appearance of an apparently endless choice of potential partners. Were it that simple! This chapter looks at how the Internet has changed our views of love, of romance, and even of ourselves.
How Technology Undermines Our Love Lives
Since the first civilizations, and across all cultures, humans have told stories about love. From Paris and Helen, to Romeo and Juliet, to Bonnie and Clyde, to Brangelina, lovers have captivated our imaginations, and love stories have become part of our cultural fabric. Very few of us can live happily ...