The statistics are telling: 85 percent of all adults use the Internet; 88 percent use email; 91 percent own cell phones; 56 percent own smartphones; 73 percent send and receive text messages; and 67 percent use social networking sites. The advent of personal communication devices and ubiquitous connectivity has dramatically shifted the way we communicate, and as a result, the way we date and pursue relationships has changed. The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10 percent in 2013 to 27 percent today. Modern dating techniques and technology-enabled interpersonal communication have resulted in very distinct emotional side effects. Dating and Mating in a Techno-Driven World explores dating in our 21st-century world with a unique approach, providing understandable information for anyone who is dating or seeking a long-term relationship while also serving as a clinical guide for therapists who want to learn how to treat individuals and especially couples presenting with some sort of issue related to technology. Instead of simply offering an analysis of the trends that are occurring, author Rachel Hoffman addresses the interpersonal problems and conflicts that result from digital or remote communication and "courting" and explains how to treat them. The topics addressed include utilizing dating apps, the effects of social media on relationships, and how technology can be distracting in relationships. Each chapter of the book supplies a case study or vignette, an analysis of the situation, research findings related to the topic, and clinical information that identifies the implications for therapists working with individuals or couples with a similar experience.
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- Half Title
- Series Foreword
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Why Wont He Text Me?
- 3. Can You Put Down Your Phone, Please?
- 4. Techno-Jealousy, Affairs, and Porn
- 5. Social Media, Expectations, and Reality
- 6. Dating Apps and the Swiping Phenomenon
- 7. Sexting
- 8. The New Long Distance
- 9. Choices, Choices, Choices
- 10. Ghosting and Cushioning
- 11. How Parents Can Support Their Children
- 12. Final Thoughts, Tips, and Strategies
- Addendum: Lesson Plan
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