Dating relationships effects on society
Now, with the increasing growth of technology, romantic partners can express their relationship online for essentially everyone they know to see.
Social networking sites are used to try to recreate face-to-face communication and to maintain interpersonal relationships by allowing individuals to share and post things with each other (Farrugia, 2013).
About 20 percent of teen respondents reported psychological violence only, 9 percent reported physical and psychological violence, and 2 percent reported physical violence alone.
In young adulthood, females who had experienced teen dating violence reported increased depression symptoms and were 1.5 times more likely to binge drink or smoke and twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts.
The evolution of social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., have changed the way we look at relationships.Social networking sites like Facebook are considered nonymous (opposite of anonymous) and are usually used to connect with connections that have been made offline (Zhao Grasmuck & Martin, 2008).Users can connect with people, upload pictures and share their interest with their friends.Facebook is widely regarded as the most popular social networking sites of our generation with over 1 billion users.It was created in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg during his time at Harvard University.The second characteristic is that social networking sites make it relatively easy to monitor partners.Facebook makes it simple and anonymous if a partner feels jealous to basically spy on their significant other without them knowing.Facebook connects partners together online by allowing them to view their profile, post pictures with/of each other, and also can physically link profiles of partners together when the relationship status is changed.The promotion of one’s relationship of facebook can also be seen as a form of self-presentation and can be used to help boost the person’s popularity (Lukacs, 2012).In our now largely virtual world there are many different ways that we can choose to communicate with one another.Texts, Face Time, and social media sites have become some of the most popular ways for people to communicate with each other.