Annals of online dating
Naturally, users are encouraged to have their first date at their preferred Just Salad location. The site itself is very, very sad, as anemic as week-old lettuce and pallid as a winter tomato.The point here doesn’t seem to be to encourage romance so much as Just Salad patronage, though it may also encourage the use of various antidepressants.“I begged her to let me come in and sit in the corner and watch the process,” Kalyck wrote, “but she told me I’d have to pay.” In a statement to The Post, Tinder said it actively polices both spam and illegal activity on the app — and that a major technical update the company rolled out last week should help cut spam down.But the service declined to say how many real users it had deleted on suspicion of prostitution.Over at GOOD magazine, Jill Filipovic explains what she's learned from online dating.
You filled out a questionnaire, fed it into the machine, and almost instantly received a card with the name and address of a like-minded participant in some far-flung locale—your ideal match. He called up his friend Robert Ross, a programmer at I. M., and they began considering ways to adapt this approach to find matches closer to home. “This loser happens to be a talented fashion illustrator for one of New York’s largest advertising agencies.Here's an excerpt: "I soon found that online dating did not force me to be nice—actually, it required me to be mean.And the process of ferreting out the weirdos was oddly cathartic.You’re entitled to select a date you are interested in and attracted to, which means you don’t have to respond to a guy’s advances just because he’s taken the time to advance upon you.The sheer volume of potential mates helps turn the tables even further.
I have an article in GOOD today about online dating red flags, and how the internet evens the gender playing field. And yes, someone on Twitter already sent me this article in response.