The game of love is a tricky one, and it is even harder when we fall in love but the other party does not seem to possess the similar feeling like us. There will always rejections, heartbreaks, misunderstandings, and loneliness when we are looking for love. We have been led to a belief that marriage is the ‘happily ever after’, but it is actually the beginning of a new adventure, a life-long commitment where ’til death do us apart’ shall apply. Life isn’t perfect as some relationships may only reach half-way. So, do we need a ‘Love Alarm’ in order to find our one and only true love (or the person who likes us)?
The ‘Love Alarm‘ is actually a Korean drama series which has been aired on Netflix recently. It is adapted from the webtoon bearing the same title. ‘Love Alarm’ revolves around the story of a disruptive technology, that enables users to discover love through a mobile application (app) that notifies whether someone within the vicinity of a 10-meter radius has romantic feelings for them. It is an interesting drama where people depend on such app to find the person who likes them so much. It becomes an obsession where people would include this app in their routine, even when they are in the middle of crossing the road.
Although the ‘Love Alarm’ was invented by a high school student who had a crush on one of popular student in his school, the app still has its own weaknesses. His love was one-sided as the female student had fallen in love with another newly-transferred student. The feeling of being rejected was obviously exist but does that mean people would stop using the app? The story also portrays the situation where the main characters kissed even before they confess their feeling, which mean the main characters would make others experience the heartbreaks, too.
For most people, having this app installed on their phone is a must since everybody is using it. It’s a trend. In my opinion, it is just another way to invade the privacy. How come? My feeling is what I should be safeguarding, and it is the only thing that I would like to secure to retain as myself. In fact, what we feel or have feeling towards others may be abused by others even when they called themselves as ‘the person who are really close to you’. The feeling of being betrayed is really unbearable – Trust being compromised.
If the world started to depend on ‘Love Alarm’, this would make us as the victims of modern technology. We cannot run away from it, just like having to wait others to reply our messages. We would rather stare at the phone, and it can affect our mood and our lifestyle. It is not worthy. We would rather take our own life, or kill each others because the need of affection. Jealousy would come as we see the people that we love has found someone else because their ‘Love Alarm’ rang for them. The world has already a difficult place to live nowadays, if we add up another technology, would that mean our survival is at stake?
Do we really need to have this ‘Love Alarm’, anyway?