The dating app where only women initiate

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Description: Bumble turns the dating dynamic on its head by asking women to start the conversation. Source: CNN Money Date: February 11, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think an app with this motive would be as successful as other alternatives? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?

Are Apps Making In-Person Dating Harder?

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Description: The reality of dating is changing. Singles are no longer meeting in bars, they are meeting behind smartphone screens. Source: CNN Money Date: February 13, 2015 Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you signed up for any dating apps? Have you had any success on them? 2. Do you have any dating app “horror” stories?

Selfies boost plastic surgery business

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Description: Studies are showing that the plastic surgery business is booming due to the selfie craze Source: Globe and Mail Date: December 5, 2014   Society is on a quest to look perfect in their posted selfies and online dating profile pictures. Questions for discussion: 1. Would you ever consider getting plastic surgery? 2. Do you… Read more »

The Typical Tinder User Spends 77 Minutes Tinding Every Day

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Description: Tinder users are more active than ever, hoping to meet that special someone who is only 23 meters away. Source: Huffington Post Date: October 31, 2014 You know what they say: Daters are gonna date. Especially on Tinder. The average Tinder user spends an astonishing 77 minutes a day on the app, a spokesperson for the company… Read more »

A Shift in Dating App Technology Protects User Privacy

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Description: ‘SinglesAroundMe’ has taken location privacy into consideration with their new feature allowing users to “shift” their location appearance to other unfamiliar users. Source: Mashable Date: January 16, 2014  Privacy is a slippery slope — the more we engage with and utilize the technology at hand, the more we compromise our privacy. The dating app ‘SinglesAroundMe’ offers an answer to… Read more »

Want To Make A Dating App That Actually Works? Design It For The Ladies

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Description: With the exception of Grindr, no one has been able to master the dating app market. However, after a long tenure of running a successful online dating site, OkayCupid believes they’ve cracked the code. Source: FastCompany Date: January 17th, 2013   Online dating has matured from Internet fringe activity to full-blown phenomenon. Online dating apps?… Read more »