“Love in the time of cholera,” or worse… Love in the time of social media

“Love in the time of cholera,” or worse… Love in the time of social media

When analyzing people, their social media profiles have a great effect on the picture we are trying to make. But, In the name of social networks, we n...

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When analyzing people, their social media profiles have a great effect on the picture we are trying to make. But, In the name of social networks, we need to admit this: social media portrays illusionary images of who we are in real life. You know why? Because it is easy to control who we are on social media platforms.

Out of curiosity, I tried Tinder! I wanted to know how this online dating app works, and what lies behind it! The moment I logged in I started receiving super likes and random messages. A handsome guy next to Eiffel Tower, a sexy guy on a yacht, and the funniest one was a guy with 5 supermodels next to him! What are they trying to do on tinder? I need answers. Alright! I can see that this guy is sexy, handsome, he likes to travel, he has a good smile, and he loves life; but is this enough for me to judge?!

No. this isn’t enough.

I never want a man who is so obsessed about how he looks on Tinder, Facebook, or Intagram. I never want a man who spends countless hours editing his profile picture. I never want a man who is confused over Valencia or Mayfair filter! Like seriously! Probably the man am looking for is not on social media because he is busy making a living. And the same thing goes to girls who post selfies all day. They adjust the lighting, they stand in the perfect corner, they overdress, and they over do their eyebrows and lipstick. Who are these girls trying to impress! Ladies, men aren’t stupid. We can never manipulate them by selfies.

The social media scene is being irritating. Men and women are struggling to build a perfect life on social media, in the sense of looks, check-ins, and lifestyles. We are today under this kind of pressure; where the line between reality and imagination becomes so blurry. But in fact, there’s a real gap between image and reality. There is a high chance that the guy who posts his favorite Simone de Beauvoir quotes everyday, doesn’t respect women enough in real life. On the other hand, the real big beauty queen style girl on Instagram might be your brother from another mother in reality. When am scrolling my Instagram, I don’t know if this girl is my high school best friend or Kim Kardashian. And worse, when am on Facebook I struggle to know if this is my brother or not. Supposedly we have been raised together, but still I struggle to understand why his lifestyle is different than mine!

We have to know that social media is promoting false scenes. It is just like a catalogue where everything is perfect and eye catchy. In reality, life is not a catalogue, and no one is perfect. Ladies and gentlemen, we will never meet our perfect match on social media. We are mature enough to know that on social media we show people what we want them to see.

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