A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating

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A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating

English | 2014 | ISBN: 161723009X | EPUB | 272 Pages | 0.9 mb

** Previously published in hardcover as Love in the Time of Algorithms **
Once considered the realm of the lonely and desperate, sites like eHarmony,?Match, OkCupid, and Plenty of Fish have been embraced by pretty?much every demographic. Dating has been transformed from a daunting?transaction based on scarcity to one in which the possibilities are almost?endless. Now anyone can search for exactly what they want, connect?with more people, and get more information about those people than?ever before.
As journalist Dan Slater shows, online dating is changing society?in more profound ways than we imagine. He explores how these new?technologies, by altering our perception of what’s possible, are reconditioning?our feelings about commitment and challenging the traditional
paradigm of adult life.
Slater takes readers behind the scenes of a fascinating business. Dating?sites capitalize on our quest for love, but how do their creators’ ideas?about pro ts, morality, and the nature of desire shape the virtual worlds?they’ve created for us?



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