One of the benefits of technology today is the ease and convenience that it provides. Online dating and social media platforms allow for the opportunity for 24/7 access for an endless number of potential dating partners. However, this same convenience and unlimited quantity brings another modern problem that has never existed to this level before: the “grass is greener” effect. When one person seems nice, attractive, and friendly, etc., people wonder if they might be able to do even better if they just hold out a little longer for the next person to come along. In effect, more people today either ghost, bypass, or casually socialize with / hang out with multiple dating partners and are more hesitant than ever to commit to dating just one person. Technological convenience and an endless supply of the opposite sex tempts one to hold out for better, but also puts them at risk for delaying more and more and sadly, ending up with no one.
Deciding if the Grass is Green Enough:
If you find a person who seems to have a lot going for them: looks, personality, kindness, spiritual development, etc., how do you decide to commit to just dating them--and possibly marrying them? Here are a few guidelines that can hopefully help you in your decision-making process. If these rules of thumb basically pan out, you can assume that the person you are considering would be good to date in a committed, one-on-one way to see where the relationship goes.