Turning Love into a Consumer Product

The Shallows cites McLuhan when it states that “technologies numb the very faculties they amplify” pg 212. This is because when we use a technology it changes the way in which we view the world. Below I have provided an article that suggests the use of dating sites is actually ruining the idea of love. Dating sites were created to increase the chances and ability to find love but the author John Walters states that these sites are actually ruining love and turning it into a product. Dating sites numb our interpersonal relations.

“Love – this great irrational driver of humanity – has become an object, which people wish to be fully informed about, choose rationally, and not suffer any unexpected disappointments from.”



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s