Are our definitions of relationships – and even love itself – changing?
As you may have guessed, I was watching an episode of MTV’s popular online dating series Catfish.
After all, why would anyone invest their time and energy in someone that they had never physically touched, when they could be pursuing other more substantial relationships? While our situation was slightly different from any romantic relationship depicted on MTV’s Catfish – in that we Skyped regularly, and so knew exactly who we were talking to – it was similar in that our ‘courtship’ occurred online.
However recently, something happened that caused me to reassess my initial judgemental attitude. This was due to the fact that we lived in different cities.
After a few months of engaging in this intense communication behind a screen, we decided to take a step back.
While our choice to take some space wasn’t technically the ending of a relationship in the real world sense, it sure felt like it.