However, with the power and sense of security that technology grants us, the ability to be truly connected to other human beings is becoming more difficult and scarce.
At , couples therapist and relationship expert Esther Perel steps in to make an important point — that while love itself stays the same, technology has affected the way we form and end relationships. This questionnaire is based on extensive scientific research which suggests that humanity has evolved four broad basic styles of thinking and behaving linked with the dopamine, serotonin, testosterone and estrogen/oxytocin systems in the brain.
The changes have come from two main developments: the internet and mobile phones.
Obviously there are other devices that have had an impact, but none comparable.
Of those who have met a partner online, the majority met on social media sites, and the bulk of them met on Facebook.
While most teen romantic relationships do not start online, technology is a major vehicle for flirting and expressing interest in a potential partner.
Technology and dating have evolved into a dynamic duo when it comes to finding love in the digital age.