With Valentine's Day right around the corner, what better subject to blog about than that about LOVE! The rapid growth of technology and our generation is almost a deadly combination. Especially when it comes to trying to form a long term relationship.
The University of Notre Dame's football linebacker, Manti Te'o was a big buzz on the news a couple weeks ago when he found out that the girl he had been dating was actually a hoax.
TV shows like 'Catfish' also let us know that Manti isn't the only one living a lie. This makes one kind of wonder though. Where are we headed with the relationships they we try to make work? It's a little scary to know that when our children ask how their parents met, Twitter and Facebook will be the most common answers.
Is social media going a little too far? I believe that we definitely abuse it. Although there is nothing completely wrong with meeting someone on the internet, it is something that everyone should take precaution to.
Situations like Manti Te'o and other people on 'Catfish' will make it harder to trust any prospective partners in the future. I admit that I have found someone on a social network, and we dated for two years! However, I think I will use a little more precaution before I take that next step with online dating.