The dating shift

I need to read a book about the shift from the majority of people in the US meeting partners online versus through real life/social connections/in-person. I hadn't thought about how distorting it is to become accustomed to all your interactions with dating coming via preferential algorithms that don't really know you, aren't connecting you to the right people and giving you a very particular pool to draw from.

Like many online things, the early versions were good at connecting people who might have met otherwise but were missing each other through real bubbles. But decades of weaponized design for profit, coupled with a global pandemic and it's more difficult to seep through the fissures, even when you pay. 

omg I forgot you were at that show! 
2022-03-11 20:10:04