I miss the good old days, you know – boy meets girl – boy chases girl – girl says yes – they date. No complications, no ceterus paribus or no ‘what ifs’.
They say that for a boy, his dad is superman/spiderman/hulk/batman all merged into one. A person who he can run to when: he is bullied at school, having opposite gender problems, needs a car to impress girls and to be “kool”, need money to waste on random things, scared to sleep because of the closet monster etc. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. A son looks at his father and sees everything he should strive to become.
There is no doubt that social media has revolutionized the way individuals interact and communicate with each other. It is surprising how much I know about my “friends” from just stalking following them on fb or twitter. There is no need to meet up with them physically/face-to-face or ask them verbally how they are doing, all one has to do these days is “add them on fb, read their present and previous posts, check their photo album and see their information page”.