Some seemed genuinely intrigued, trying to reciprocate and go deeper."I was expecting a lot more dirty responses, sexist responses,” says Wiart, who posted answers and retorts on a blog.“It seemed like they were genuinely interested in why we wanted to know these intimate details.”Apps and matchmaking sites have wrought a Copernican Revolution upon the art of dating.While older matching services required the creation of profiles, newer ones use information from existing social networking profiles.Like many other apps, the freemium business model reigns supreme, with software developers betting you’ll pay a premium for improved odds of love.
Successful, lasting relationships are marked by emotional intimacy.
No longer the domain of the lonely nerd, digital love seekers can find someone with virtually any conceivable sexual preference, religion or ethnicity.
Opposites need no longer attract, at least if you don’t want them to. Julie Curley isn’t surprised at the responses Wiart received, even on something like Tinder, where users might be seeking solely physical purposes.
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As the possibilities have exploded, several apps target particular niche needs, like LGBT users (Grindr or Dattch), those seeking platonic relationships (Cuddlr, Peoplehunt) or religious interest (JDate, Christian Mingle).