Politics gets personal on dating apps

Politics gets personal on dating apps

Gone are the days when you talked politics only on the third or fourth date. With political compatibility becoming important to millennials, apps now let you list your views Everyone has their turn-offs in online dating — some swipe left for bad grammar, others for shirtless and mirror selfies (more so, a combination of the…

Dating: A Research Journal, Part 1 (2016)

Dating: A Research Journal, Part 1 (2016)

Part 1 – The Best of You “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Love is a capricious spark, a miraculous whirlwind. It is found by following ancient prophecies, embarking on dangerous quests, facing your deepest fears, and finally realizing it was there with you all along.…

Angry Nerd: Let’s Crush Facebook’s Secret Crush

Angry Nerd: Let’s Crush Facebook’s Secret Crush

Ain’t no shame in the algorithmically optimized love life. If you and snookums matched on OkCupid, I already like you better than those obnoxious, self-­satisfied couples who met “the real way.” (Good luck, IRLers—some number crunchers at the University of Vienna suspect your marriages aren’t as joyous.) The internet excels at matchmaking, widening my circle…

Match Group spikes 20% after its Tinder app adds 500,000 new users in the second quarter (MTCH)

Match Group spikes 20% after its Tinder app adds 500,000 new users in the second quarter (MTCH)

Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Match Group skyrocketed as much as 20% in aftermarket trading Thursday after beating analyst estimates for second-quarter earnings and boosting its yearly revenue forecast. Tinder drove much of the company’s revenue growth by gaining more than 500,000 users over the three-month period, a 37% year-over-year improvement. Match also announced…