While technology and communication have been best friends with every advance, technology and relationships have always had a more tenuous coexistence. Every advance seemingly takes away from the all-important face-to-face time, which has especially been true in recent years as social networks are overshadowing even “modern” forms of communication like email. One recent statistic shows that 41% of couples admit to using text, email, chat or social networks to message each other even while they are together!
But the reality is that nothing has changed. When telephones became a household standard, calls between partners became a must for relationships over handwritten love letters. New methods of communication will always overtake the previous technology.
At the same time, everything has changed, as technology has never been so integrated into every aspect of our daily lives. How many people do you know who seem like they would freak out more when they lose their phone than they would if they lost wallet? A recent survey of young people showed just how attached we’ve become. For the first time ever, respondents said they would rather live without their television than their mobile devices or the Internet!
This transition from face-to-face communication to these new methods has created backlash. Some even claim that technology is ruining relationships as these new ways of communication are not only taking away time, but are frequently being used for cheating on partners. Recently, an average of 1 in 5 divorce cases cite Facebook as a source!
In the end, technology is just a tool, whether it is used to further a relationship or break it apart. At Tokii, we are using new technology to bring couples together! And with the Tokii mobile app just on the horizon, you will be able to easily work on and improve your relationship wherever and whenever you want.