for accomodating me - Online dating studies

Per Nancy Jo Sales, the Old who wrote the piece, Tinder and its ilk have prompted a sexual revolution on a scale we haven’t seen since roughly 10,000 B. (It “sucks,” to use the term of a swipe-happy gentleman she quotes early in the story.) Per Tinder, which indulged in a very public Twitter meltdown Tuesday night, apps like it are basically saving the world and the kids are 110 percent alright. Already convinced, as researchers say Sales was, that we’re living through some kind of apocalypse?

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To set yourself apart from the herd, you might be tempted to highlight or exaggerate your accomplishments.

But paradoxically, new research suggests that is not the way to go.

I watched her swipe left to reject a professional football team's worth of New York-area hipsters, jocks and nerds.

Some were disqualified for being basic-looking bros with too-big arm muscles, and some for trying too hard to be hip, whether emphasizing their DJ gigs or having super hipster photos.

The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.

He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.

Online dating has made potential partners much more readily available than ever before -- and yet also, somehow, disposable.

The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first.

Another day, another moral panic over The Kids and their sexy, promiscuous online dating.

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