There was a time when dating was simple. You could be straightforward without fear of being rejected or misunderstood. Relationships were less complicated and convoluted. But maintaining a healthy relationship in today’s highly digital and secular age is more difficult than it has ever been. Rules and habits have changed. So many people are scared of commitment and being official that they’ll remain in a label-free relationship, which blurs lines and only works until it doesn’t. The person who cares less has all the power. Nobody wants to be the one who’s more interested. “We’re just talking” is a phrase that opens the door for cheating that technically wasn’t cheating because you weren’t together together. Here are six ways modern dating is killing real love. Unfortunately, we all have to deal with these ugly truths.