You love social media for maintaining your dating groove. Then again, you hate it. Social media affords the opportunity for a non-committal, casual relationship style to prosper, eluding those old-fashioned consequences of traditional courtships. And yet, the Facebook updates, Twitter feeds, and the instant power to shoot and receive a text make those lingering, shallow relationships hard to shake. You are caught in a sickening digital “soap opera,” as NPR recently explored.
ELSEWHERE: Our Digital Soap Opera
Ryan Hoselton is working on a Master of Theology in Louisville, KY. He’s married to Jaclyn, his latina co-explorer in learning, travel, and exotic culinary research. He contributes blogs on church history at Historia Ecclesiastica. Twitter: @ryanhoselton