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Dating While Black · thewalrus.ca
BY HADIYA RODERIQUE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER WAHL
FEB. 15, 2017
online_dating  dating  race 
march 2017 by jerryking
Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe on millennial matchmaking | Evernote Web
18 March / 19 March 2017 | FT| by Alice Fishburn.

. . . Half a year in tech-app time, it’s like a normal-world five years.” What’s the solution? “You just have to run faster than it does.’’
Wolfe has surfed an extraordinary sea-change in how we approach relationships. Our phones now allow us to identify potential life companions through location, ethnic origin or hatred of the same thing and reject them just as quickly. Such opportunities come with a healthy serving of ethical and personal dilemmas.....Bumble’s USP — “truly not a gimmick”, Wolfe stresses, and timely for a feminist age — is that the woman has all the power (while both sexes swipe to show interest, only she can start a conversation). Wolfe may be firmly on-brand but she laughs wickedly at the ambitions of many tech evangelists. “So many entrepreneurs approach me and say, ‘I want to start the next big thing’, and I say, ‘Well, what are you solving?’ And oftentimes they say, ‘Oh, I’m not sure. I want to start something big.’ ” Sigh. “You can never start something big without solving something small, right? And for me, that was not being allowed to text guys first.”.....What has all this time with the data taught her about humans? “You understand when people are the happiest, the most busy, the most detached, most involved.” Sunday nights and Mondays are the busiest times on the site: “I think that’s probably really telling because that’s usually people’s downtime, when they are relaxing or when they’re feeling bummed out . . . a little bit lonely.”
Our view on the idea of technology running our love lives unsurprisingly depends on our culture. One transatlantic dater tells me that, in the US, Bumble is strongly associated with empowered women. In the UK, some moan that it just caters to lazy men.
women  entrepreneur  Tinder  Austin  dating  mobile_applications  relationships  feminism  millennials  match-making  sexism  Silicon_Valley  accelerated_lifecycles  algorithms  gestures  online_dating  downtime 
march 2017 by jerryking
Why Millennials Swipe Right On ‘Swiping’ - WSJ
By BEN ZIMMER
Nov. 3, 2016

Tinder’s massive success, with users making more than a billion swipes a day, has led to an array of other apps adopting the swipe-to-like approach. “Swiping” has even permeated the language, with “swipe left” used as a general metaphor for rejection and “swipe right” for acceptance and openness.
gestures  millennials  Tinder  metaphors  online_dating 
november 2016 by jerryking
Cheating, Incorporated - BusinessWeek
February 10, 2011, 5:00PM EST text size: TT
Cheating, Incorporated
At Ashley Madison's website for "dating," the infidelity economy is alive, well, and profitable

By Sheelah Kolhatkar
dating  online_dating  infidelity  relationships  Ashley_Madison  Sheelah_Kolhatkar 
february 2011 by jerryking
Head of eHarmony Seeks Something Long-Term - WSJ.com
NOVEMBER 22, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By JOE LIGHT. Head
of Dating Site eHarmony, Greg Waldorf, Seeks Something Long-Term
online_dating  eHarmony  interviews 
november 2010 by jerryking

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