The other day, on possibly the coldest night that i’ve experienced since leaving a college city situated just about in the bottom of a pond, The Verge’s Ashley Carman and I also took the train as much as Hunter university to look at a debate.
The contested proposition had been whether “dating apps have actually killed romance,” plus the host had been a grownup guy that has never used a dating app.
Smoothing the static electricity out of my sweater and rubbing an amount of dead skin off my lip, I settled into the ‘70s-upholstery auditorium chair in a 100 % foul mood, by having an mindset of “Why the fuck are we nevertheless talking about this?” I was thinking about composing about any of it, headline: “Why the fuck are we still speaing frankly about this?” (We went because we host a podcast about apps, and because every email RSVP feels really easy if the Tuesday evening in question is nevertheless six weeks away.)
Luckily, along side it arguing that the proposition had been real — Note to Self’s Manoush Zomorodi and Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance co-author Eric Klinenberg — brought just anecdotal proof about bad dates and mean boys (and their individual, delighted, IRL-sourced marriages). Continuer la lecture de « Exactly why are we still debating whether dating apps work? »