The contemporary world is unimaginable without high tech aids which assist us in work and everyday life. It seems every aspect of reality is now digitized. From entertainment to employment and personal relationships, our realities are getting more and more technology-intensive.

Social networks first emerged as a tool that helped people find their former classmates or university groupmates. Today, they are a powerful media tool, allowing us to share all kinds of content and expand our network of friends. What, if anything, does this mean for dating? Here are five important aspects. 

1. Communities

Facebook allows users to create communities dedicated to the topics they like. Not surprisingly, there are groups for singles where they can connect. Despite the popularity of dating sites, it is also possible to find your soulmate through a social network like Facebook.

For example, you could join a dating community connecting singles from your geographic area. Some of these groups even arrange real-life dating events, such as speed dating evenings. 

2. Shared Interests

Who knows, maybe your future spouse will be found in a community of Beethoven lovers or soccer fans. Whatever your passion, you can be sure there is a group devoted to it. You can spend time discussing what you love with other enthusiasts possessing the right knowledge. 

And you may just happen to spot an attractive member of the opposite sex who shares your interests. Common hobbies or preferences are a powerful romantic force. The main difficulty here, however, is the need to detect the marital status of each member you like. If it is not stated on their profile, asking them out may turn awkward. 

3. Keeping in Touch

When you are dating someone, social networks allow you to stay in touch during the day, wherever you are. You can chat during your morning commute or exchange memes during lunch. 

In a noisy location, where calling is annoying, social networks are a lifesaver. When you or your partner are traveling abroad, calls may be prohibitively expensive, while accessing Facebook using public WiFi is easy and free. 

4. Understanding Personality

A person’s social media page can say a lot about his/her character and interests. Not only can you flip through their photos (if given access), but you can also understand their preferences in music, art, or sport. This can give you ideas for a good ice breaker or show different facets of the person if you are already communicating.

5. Sharing Content

Different social media platforms let us share different types of data. Instagram is all about photos and video clips. Facebook allows you to share YouTube videos on your page. 

Thanks to such features, we may instantaneously share all sorts of digital information, from links to magazine articles to files to memes and songs. This makes communication more fun and varied, providing food for discussion.