On her screen, images of men appeared and then disappeared to the left and right, depending on the direction in which she wiped.
I felt a deep sense a rejection -- not personally, but on behalf of everyone at the bar.
Online dating is no longer stigmatized as the realm of the middle-aged, the recently divorced, the socially awkward, or the dudes who live with their moms.
In college, tons of my friends had internet dating profiles, and lots of them had successful dates and relationships because of it.
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
The photo of you backpacking in Costa Rica shows your adventurous side, the Toni Morrison on your "favorite book" list proves your cultural literacy, the self-summary you provide illuminates your perfect balance of down-to-earth attitude and sharp wit.
A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.
Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.
This strategic self-presentation is not limited to online dating; it happens in a lot of different social contexts (consider how we portray ourselves on resumes).
Building on the work of Dan Ariely, a prominent psychologist, most of us cheat, but we cheat just a little bit.
some ugly truths we must all be aware of and conquer before we embark on a journey to find “the one.” This is one of the biggest truths about online dating nobody wants to admit.