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Technological Diversity

@Anonymous517 Time : 2013-03-14 07:49:32
I wasn't sure where to post this, so I chose to file under "Dating Fun". I'm not sure the topic is "fun" but it relates to dating and I think is an important topic.

I was in a Starbuck's the other night, drinking a latte and playing on my smart phone. There was a very attractive woman across from me with a laptop. It was an older laptop, very big and bulky. Her age was probably in her mid to late 30s.

Another woman walked in, probably around her mid 20s, and she had her smart phone in hand. She walked by the older woman and with a look of utter disgust muttered "My god." The older woman must have heard this, because she embarrassingly closed the cover of her laptop and started to pack up.

This got me thinking about technological diversity in dating and relationships. Before you stop reading and think this is a boring topic, bear with me, because it affects all of us.

I have dated women of varying levels of technological knowledge and ownership. (By ownership, I mean the gadgets they own.) I have noticed there are people who refuse to change and are stuck in the past by choice. They cling to the older, tried and true technologies. "What works for them" as they say. On the other hand, there are those who have to possess the latest and greatest gadget. This usually translates into dollars, meaning they are usually going broke "keeping up with the Joneses". This can greatly affect the BF. Sometimes there are the in-between people who are one foot in the past, and one foot in the future. It can be somewhat aggravating to have to assist these types of people, because technology continually confounds them.

My point is, depending on who you choose to date and their proficiency with technology, I feel it can sometime determine future relationship headaches.

"Help me with this!" one woman exclaims and throws a cell phone at you.

"What do I do?" another yells as their PC from 2005 finally crashes.

"Why don't you ever upgrade?" followed up by a look of disapproval and herself desiring a new gift.

I do not want to share which type of technological woman I am dating at present, as I will leave that to your imagination. But suffice it to say, technology always finds its way to the forefront and it usually causes frustration.

What are your experiences with dating and technological diversity? And what are your views about people staying in the past technologically? (There are still those who don't care much about tech stuff.) I look forward to your responses.
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From: China 河北(he bei) 保定(bao ding ) @sandy339 Time : 2013-03-14 21:32:19 #1
Hi welcome here:-)
As a low maintenance woman, I usually choose functional gadgets, as long as it works, it is ok to me, I change them only when it couldn’t work. I don’t care what other thinks about it at all and no any desire to keep up with the Joneses. What matters to me is whether I have time and money to do something I really like.
Let me think, most of the men I dated seem fancy about the latest and greatest gadgets, I don’t why, maybe that is one of the reasons for divorce or breaking up? Erm, not sure…
Good luck to you no matter what you want and no matter to whom you are dating now.
All the best!
From: China 江苏(jiang su) 苏州(su zhou ) @aussieghump Time : 2013-03-18 18:17:49 #2
@Anonymous517 - I definitely prefer a lady who can work a spoon, spatula, bowl and other cooking utensils and a bottle opener (for wine) in preference to a lady who can barely use a microwave, boil a kettle for instant noodles and a telephone to dial a pizza! - Just saying!

BTW. The young girl was just embarrassed her mother had found her pickup joint!

Beware the girl that updates her phone every half year...she only wants the latest and greatest, the best apps, the biggest camera and the fastest flash ram!
From: China 广东(guang dong) 深圳(shen zhen ) @linda8898 Time : 2013-03-19 12:05:21 #3
From: United Kingdom Bristol Easton @RobertB Time : 2013-03-27 12:17:21 #4
First anyone who actually watched a Star Wars series must have realized that something was wrong. People were flying advanced craft, yet were often dressed like Jesus friends in Palestine, also they seemed to like living in quite primitive houses.
I think as well that if you look at the planet Earth from right angle, you will see diversity ranging from advanced boomerang weapons of the Aborigines in Australia, to most fashionable designs of houses on poles in the Amazon River on one end of spectrum, going right through the African countries and some maybe other third world countries where some people have mobile phones and cars, but most are happy when they have somewhere to sleep and something to eat.
Then we get to so called advanced countries, where we have reached a point where, any computer bought after 2005 will do fine with most basic things people do, like accessing standard to above standard websites, actually all word processing, many games, excluding the newest ones, though even there there is a function to lower the tech requirements by choosing earlier version of DirectX.
Most developers know that many people still use old devices and some use newest. So, the trend is to support old ones as well. It does not go forever, yet as far as basic functionality is concerned at least on the user end most if not all programs or websites will work, sometimes with additional plug-in.
Then of'course most modern websites run on Silverlight technologies, that many people
cannot access quickly without some upgrades.
New iphone and other smartphone features, tablets and alike.
My belief is though that some people may treat them more as nuisance than help.
I mean it is small and when you are out, you want to rest from your IT world.
Constant exposure to the net and games and work can be tiring too, so when you have an excuse not to use tech, you take it up. now, that excuse is vanishing potentially tying people up to devices and in some ways enslaving them.
So, for the society to move on and to stay mentally and economically healthy
it is good and normal thing to have different technological levels.
In fact, diversity goes much higher, as some of the advanced technology is available only to the most rich perhaps, some of it is even beyond THEIR reach.
I am talking about so called future or secret technologies, either in development or unknown but used by others.
So, technological diversity is as great as it can get.
In other words -- some people walk, some ride, some drive, some go beyond speed of light.
All that can happen in relatively small space of our own planet, often without us realizing it.
As far as dating, you need to know that it will affect you.
In fact, I am not sure if I like a woman who runs around with newest gadget.
First, she will be more interested in it than in me, second, you may feel that there is no time of rest.
All depends though. Everybody should look what works best for them. Also at one point might be this approach at another different strategy will more effective.
From: Sweden Skåne län Malmö @northeast Time : 2013-03-28 00:46:38 #5
Feel sorry for the woman that had to endure the comment from the young and impatient.I still love my XP Pro version of Windows. To be frank I hate windows since 1986 all upgrades and it still has its own life. used to be PC technician until i talked people into Apple OS after that no late night call with Pc problems. Technology can not save human race and the Hopi Indians in USA is right about that.
@Anonymous5673 Time : 2013-04-16 22:12:03 #6
In my view, it is totally unnecessary for the first woman (or the older woman) to feel embarrassed and leave.

If it were me, I would just carry on with my stuff, enjoy my coffee and surfing online. coz i am sure what I am surfing about is of much more interesting than what is displayed on her smart phone.
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