Two women ruled the dating app tech industry last year. How they were portrayed by mainstream media versus how they portrayed themselves in social media says a lot about how women leaders are viewed.
This isn’t the first dating app to intersect tech, dating, intimacy and politics.
Launched in 2015, Raya, prides itself on being ‘an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in creative industries’.
Newer apps like Thursday prioritise meeting in person over possibly endless online chat.
Women don’t want to ‘intimidate’ a man through their photos – but this is just one way they are hiding their true selves.
The study found most use Tinder casually because they’re bored, playing with the app like a kind of smartphone game - even though many use it to find true love.
If you use dating apps, you might have experienced ghosting, or worse.
Dating on apps is the new reality, but do they really make dating easier? A Cape Town study finds Tinder complicates it further.
Organized crime gangs in Southeast Asia use psychological profiling, elaborate scripts and algorithms to produce sophisticated scams. Using dating apps, they target vulnerable people looking for love.
It’s easy to say “I’d never fall for that” when confronted with the stories of women who were conned by romance fraudster Simon Leviev. But a determined scammer can be very convincing and persuasive.
Dating apps like Bumble have tried to shake up the gender dynamics of dating. Some users say their efforts fall flat.
Attackers gain the trust of vulnerable individuals to obtain sexually explicit photos or videos via the internet, and then use these materials to blackmail victims.
Queer dating apps are leading the way when it comes to being more open about sexual health and health in general.
Indecent exposure happens digitally, too.
Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend. And in the world of online dating, the presence of a canine companion indicates commitment.
When gay men were confronted about writing ‘no Blacks’ or ‘no Latinos’ on their profiles, many of them became defensive.
Each year, more and more people are looking to dating apps to find a partner. And a trove of data from these users is finally revealing what men and women really want.
Predictions of a new ‘roaring twenties’ featuring hedonism and indulgence ignores how dating has changed during lockdown.
Dating apps were created to help people connect online, then meet in person… How have they responded to the pandemic? And what role do they play in helping people adjust to this new dating reality?
The age of ‘artificial intimacy’ is upon us. What does it mean for the way we love, have sex and build friendships?