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rsz_woodyInstagram. The new Facebook — which was the new MySpace, which was the new Aim, which was the new LIVE talking. It’s all the rage these days. It’s the way we show affection to those we love, throw jealousy at those we hate, and tell the world just how deeply inspirational, artsy, and deep we are. Not to mention cool. Yes, it proves just how much James fucking Dean we exhibit on a daily basis.

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Is Technology Ruining Modern Relationships?

“I had this guy leave me a voicemail at work, so I called him at home, and then he emailed me to my BlackBerry, and so I texted to his cell, and the whole thing just got out of control…Now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies. It’s exhausting.” –He’s Just Not That Into You

There is no denying that technology plays a crucial role in all of our lives.  The fact that you’re even reading this blog – which is short for web log – on the world wide web is proof that this statement is true.  Because we use technology in our everyday dealings with work, fun, and social interactions, it’s no surprise, then, that we would incorporate this same technology in our budding (or long-term) relationships.  But – is this same amazing new ability actually the cause of most relationships failing?

The Good: How often do get a text message from a new prospect, and just hearing the ringtone gets your heart all a-flutter?  Then you do that ridiculous thing where you answer it back with a huge, goofy smile on your face, even if you’re sitting on a crowded NYC train or walking down the street.  Yeah, I know.  I spot you freaks all the time. But don’t worry, I do it, too.  It’s human nature.  We love attention and love feeling wanted and thought about. That’s why it’s so easy to pick out who’s texting someone they like and who’s texting their boss.

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