Living in the digital age has its perks. Between Netflix, Uber, Tinder, and Seamless (to name just a few) there’s almost nothing you can’t do from behind a screen.
But going through life with your smartphone glued to your hand also has its fair share of hazards.
You could, say, walk into a busy intersection while texting. Or, you could get chomped on by a great white while posing for a selfie. You might even wake up in a stolen cop car, covered in goat blood, with no memory of the previous night, all because your wifi went out and you were so distressed, you went on a rampage. And now you have to make a case for temporary insanity. (It could happen).
And then there’s your run-of-the-mill, perfectly ordinary fear of dying alone. It’s not new, but sadly, your screen addiction is making it much worse. Technology use goes up, real-life communication skills go down. The correlation is pretty cut and dry.
Ironically, you’re far from alone, and these tweets prove it.
Here are 63 times the #MyIdeaOfFlirting hashtag made us wonder if romance is really, truly dead.
A tiny percentage were actually pretty smooth…
— Jackie Chamberlain (@jacchamberlain) July 19, 2016
— PETA ? (@peta) July 19, 2016
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 19, 2016