Psychological effects of online dating

Her aim is not to tear down technology that has widened our social circles marvelously, but merely to balance what she calls "the army of marketers" telling us that cyberspace is good.

What is not good, says Aiken, or at least very different from normal behavioral, is how quickly we disclose personal details online.

And sometimes those misunderstandings occur over serious matters such as one person's desire to become physically intimate.

Of the sexual assaults documented by Britain's crime agency, "71 percent of these assaults took place on the first date and either in the home of the victim or the offender," says Aiken.

Per Nancy Jo Sales, the Old who wrote the piece, Tinder and its ilk have prompted a sexual revolution on a scale we haven’t seen since roughly 10,000 B. (It “sucks,” to use the term of a swipe-happy gentleman she quotes early in the story.) Per Tinder, which indulged in a very public Twitter meltdown Tuesday night, apps like it are basically saving the world and the kids are 110 percent alright. Already convinced, as researchers say Sales was, that we’re living through some kind of apocalypse?

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