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Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

June 24, 2018
Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

This past week could have been nicknamed “The Week of Bad Behavior.” The more I talk to women, the more dating app problems come to light. One of my friends met a man on an app last year, and she wound up discovering post-breakup that he had a girlfriend in another city the entire time […]

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The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse

February 7, 2017
The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse are: Ghosting Benching Zombieing Breadcrumbing (aka “Hansel and Greteling”) To some extent these terms have been coined and promoted as clickbait on sites like Buzzfeed and Bustle. We love reading stories about the bad behavior of others – it makes us feel virtuous. And if we’ve been on […]

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Millennials Rewrite the Marriage Script

January 17, 2017
Millennials Rewrite the Marriage Script

Millennials are rewriting the marriage script of the last 60 years and establishing their own priorities around love and sex. They readily adapt to new dating technologies but are in no hurry to wed. That means big changes to an institution that has already changed radically in the last hundred years. The History of Marriage Anthropologist Helen Fisher sums […]

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Which Dating Apps Are Right For You?

June 21, 2016
Which Dating Apps Are Right For You?

Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher likes to point out that dating apps are not really about dating. “The bottom line is these are not dating sites, they’re introducing sites.” For introductions, dating apps are hard to beat in terms of sheer numbers. Fisher compares the swiping process to locking eyes across a crowded room with someone. Looking […]

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By the Numbers: Dating Apps

April 5, 2016
By the Numbers: Dating Apps

My most recent post about online dating has generated a lot of discussion, complete with lots of anecdotal reports. Dating apps are clearly a major player in the long-term mating market but stories of gender imbalances and poor treatment are commonplace. Does Tinder work? Who uses these apps? How, and to what end? Here’s what […]

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