Dating on facetime
It's been established that Sofia Richie and Scott Disick are just friends.Or rather, in the words of the 18-year-old Hollywood socialite, "just homies." This friendship may seem a bit random because of the age difference, but take a look at their respective friend groups and you'd see the vast overlap in interests and past times.I see a food truck we love by my apartment, I Snapchat it to him.If I want to see his face, we can use Skype or Google Hangout or Face Time.But after many months of anxiously glancing at my phone during work or dinners with friends to see if boyfriend was texting me, I realized that the devices and apps that were supposed to bring us closer together were actually driving us apart.Of course there are ways technology has made long distance relationships much more manageable.If I want to know what articles he is reading, I can look at his Twitter.If I want know what the road trip he went on yesterday was like, I can stalk his Instagram.
But no, these two decided to keep up their phone call in the midst of the nosey cameras, presumably because they DGAF about what people say about their friendship (or because they *cough* wanted to be seen Face Timing each other because it is funny).As someone who is friends with people who love to Face Time (I will never understand), I can say from experience that you only Face Time to show-off that you're Face Timing. Though many have complained that they found it hard to empathize with the human-operating system relationship the movie depicts, I found the film all too real because it embodied the worst parts of a long distance relationship.I know what new quote they posted on his quote board at work because it popped up on Facebook.And the blurry, jerky, pausing unreality of video chat only makes you yearn for real-life interactions all the more.
So in some ways I envy my parents who were far enough away from one another to form separate lives.