The lies most people tell on dating apps do serve a purpose.
Researchers analyzed troves of messages sent between matches and found that the fibs people tell are usually rational ones that serve a purpose.
These scammers don’t exploit technological vulnerabilities – they exploit human ones.
A number of factors – from our eagerness to place trust in people to our overconfidence in our own intelligence – make us easy prey.
Do you remember these?
The "Xennials" are supposedly a group born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, who were born analogue and became digital adults. But the evidence for their existence isn't as clear-cut as we might hope.
‘I wish this book was a smart phone.’
Dating apps are convenient – but they lack the sensuality craved by Victorian aesthetes.
Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart?
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When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche's advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.
Why did people make their personal information so easily available to a company that facilitates cheating?
In the Ashley Madison hack were reports of 74,468 unique ".edu" email addresses. If people chose to use their .edu addresses, what does that tell us about awareness of privacy online?