Constantly Connected, Yet Further Apart: Relationships in the Digital Age

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I recently overheard someone who is in their early 20s exclaim that the guy that they met on Tinder was a “total loser and only looking for a hook-up”. Firstly, I had to google “Tinder” because as a 33-year-old who is happily married, I had no clue what they were talking about, and secondly it made me wonder if dating relationships are in jeopardy because of the use of instant-gratification hook-up apps. Has the dating scene and way of meeting people changed that much within the last few years? Read More

Smartphone “Addiction”

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Smartphone Addiction

Is smartphone addiction a real disorder? It is definitely a disorder according to Wikipedia: “Mobile phone overuse (or problem mobile phone use) is a dependence syndrome seen among certain mobile phone users. Some mobile phone users exhibit problematic behaviors related to substance use disorders. These behaviors can include preoccupation with mobile communication, excessive money or time spent on mobile phones, use of mobile phones in socially or physically inappropriate situations such as driving an automobile. Increased use can also lead to increased time on mobile communication, adverse effects on relationships, and anxiety if separated from a mobile phone or sufficient signal.” Read More