Being in a relationship takes a lot of work, communication, compromise, and collaboration. People in relationships might have many different ways to make things work. For most modern couples, one of those ways is technology. With computers and smartphones, technology keeps us connected in a way that we have never been before.
In long-lasting relationships, there will be hiccups along the way with all of those things. No one is perfect, and no relationship is perfect. Even when you and your partner strive to be on the same page, and strive to treat each other with respect and dignity, mistakes can happen. Feelings can get hurt. It is all par for the course.
That said, there are a few things you can do to help ease any relationship tension and a few ways to ensure that you and your partner are caring for each other in a way that promotes growth and longevity.
If you are in a long-distance relationship, or you’re looking for a relationship, technology can keep your communication as efficient as possible.
10 Benefits of Technology For A Relationship
- Video Chatting or FaceTime
If you and your partner are in a long-distance relationship or spend time apart, FaceTime (or any other video chatting app, like Skype or Zoom) can come in super handy.
When texting just doesn’t cut it, you can pick up the phone and actually see their face and hear their voice. Just those two things can make you feel as though you are together even when you are far apart.
- Sending Flowers
If you want to do something special for your partner, special occasion or not, sending flowers is now possible with just the click of a button. You can even take advantage of same-day delivery when you get inspired to do something sweet for your partner.
- Sending Food
Similarly, sending food is always well received. If you know your partner has had a busy or otherwise stressful day, you can use a food delivery app, or simply order delivery from their favorite restaurant as a sweet gesture to show that you want to help lift their spirits.
- Find My Friends
Once you are in a relationship with someone for a while, adding them on a location-sharing app, like Find My Friends, is completely normal for many healthy couples. This tool can help ensure that you both are looking out for each other’s wellbeing and safety.
If something bad were to happen, you are able to locate them and get help almost immediately. Or on an average day, you can know to avoid calling when they are driving or out of the house to make your chats more convenient.
- Photo Sharing
Every adventure you and your partner go on will likely be photographed extensively, right? Don’t worry about one person having all the photos anymore. With this tool, you can share all your favorite memories together with ease.
- Document Sharing
Similar to photo sharing, you can also share documents in an online drive or your notes app. This way, if you are planning a trip or making a list of movies to watch, you each have access to the document and can edit it simultaneously. Stay on the same page, literally!
- Connecting Mutual Friends
A fun part of any relationship is bringing together your friends. What’s even better than that? Finding mutual friends!
Because of social media, even if you are in a new relationship, you can immediately identify mutual people you and your partner might know. In addition to starting conversations, sharing mutual friends can be a great way to develop a new friend group.
- Watching A Show Together
If you do not live in the same area as your significant other, you can still watch a movie or TV show together, at the same time, thanks to technology!
Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, and Hulu all have party options. All you have to do is find something you want to watch, click the Chrome extension, send your partner the link, and you will be good to go! You can even chat in the chatbox while you watch, so you feel like you’re almost actually together.
- Dating Apps
If you are looking for a long-term relationship, technology is here to help. With a multitude of dating apps, you can filter your preferences and potentially see your potential suitor’s relevant information, maybe including occupation, religion, where they grew up, where they live now, where they went to school, and what they are looking for in a partner.
- Private Groups
If you are looking for a long-term relationship but don’t like dating apps, you can always join a Facebook group about one of your interests. Meeting people in real life who share similar interests can be fostered through the Internet and the beauty of technology.