Effects of technology on relationships


Technology, since the last two decades, has grown to a large extent into our lives. The amount of time we spend using it to the places where it helped us, has all been transformed since its advancement. It has helped us in almost every aspect. From communicating without loved ones, family, or friends to providing accessible and effective ways to perform our work, it has done all that. No matter how you see it, the truth is that it is embedded in every part of our life. It’s the time where we cannot go about our day-to-day living without requiring technology. In other words, technology has become an essential part of our lives. This presence of technology has changed the way we think, communicate, and plan events with friends. It has impacted our lives and relationships in both ways, positive and negative, mainly depending on the type of relationship.

Positive impacts

It has brought people together, vanishing all the physical distances. The main problem before the advancement of technology was communication. People couldn’t connect to the family or friends living far away from them. It took days or weeks to get in touch with loved ones. But over the period, both software and hardware tools were developed to make communication much easier. Everyone has got a smartphone through which we can connect with anyone in the world, for a nominal cost. Through apps such as Facebook, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, Line, and many others, we can now connect and communicate with the loved ones. There are also several love testers available online that are made programmatically to calculate love percentages and more. So, somewhere it has brought about people together and helped flourish relationships.

If you switched to new schools or moved out of town for a new job in pre-digital days, it was a real challenge to stay in touch, no matter how close you were. For friends who can’t always meet in person, technology helps them stay connected

Moreover, research studies have shown that technology can help couples manage conflict better, communicate better, and feel closer to one another

Negative Impacts

There are some problematic areas of technology that adversely affect relationships. Technology can promote insincere and shallow relationships. People who are largely dependent on technology tend to create superficial-connection. It means they create a perception that they are very connected and social, but in reality, they are not. If a person has hundreds of friends on Facebook or any other social media platform, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all these friends would be there for him when needed. He may not have even one of them.

Modern Technologies disturbs the borderline between home and work. Computers, smartphones are so mainstream now that it is simple to perform the work or address the issues from home. Technology affects family relations and causes a clash between family members. Children and teenagers are spending time on television, and the internet limits the amount of time they can spend with their family. It also increases conflict between children and their families.

Modern technologies help couples to be in contact with each other more than ever before. Technology, however, can lead to increased expectations and conflict. People often expect an instant reply to communication. But, in any case, their expectations are not fulfilled; it leads to doubts and mistrusts, causing the relationship to fail.


That’s all about how technology affects relationships. Not surprisingly, like anything, it also has negative and positive effects that have already been mentioned above. Still, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. We’ll reach you out as soon as possible.