Feb 12, 2020

Tinder: Taking Dating into a Dystopian Future?

For many people, the notion of romance conjures up glittery images, where guy meets girl in a quirky café, opening the door to fantasy only possible in dreams or Hollywood movies. Even the most ardent of sci-fi fans probably don't envisage a neuroscientist having any part to play in their matchmaking. And yet, today, science and technology form the bedrock on which love and attraction thrive.

The Atlantic reports that 93 out of 1,000 couples who met in 2018 found each other through dating apps, like Bumble, Grindr, Hinge, and Tinder. This last one has been the game-changer.

While it was not the first app of its kind, Tinder revolutionized the industry, and with it, the entire concept of dating. Today, the impact of its disruption is rippling across younger generations, influencing society in ways nobody could have predicted. But is it for better or worse?

Let’s find out.

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Chris Haughey
Chris Haughey

Chris Haughey is a creative copywriter and journalism graduate with a desire to educate more people about all things digital. Over the past decade, he has specialized in creating engaging online content for innovative brands in eCommerce, AI, MarTech, and PPC advertising. You can find him on LinkedIn

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