News Article #3

This article, where the New York Times editor of the “Modern Love Column” named Daniel Jones answers questions about how technology has affected romantic relationships. He notes how our power to curate online profiles seemingly gives us power, protection, and access, but in reality, we may actually just have the illusion of control. Jones states that “we can’t protect our hearts with the glass of our phones.” Since we often attempt to showcase our ‘best’ self online, it increases the odds that others are disappointed. Further, since online dating gives us a means to find ‘the perfect person’ sooner, we feel that it will be more likely to find the needle in a haystack; however, having too many choices can really be inefficient and fantasy inducing. Instead of finding a needle in a haystack, Jones believes that finding love is akin to finding a pea in a pod. If individuals reasonably consider, get to know, and give five or six people a chance, they’re more likely to fall in love with one of them. Some good advice for V-Day!