One and only dating
The stigma that was once attached to online dating has well and truly disappeared – in fact, you’re more likely to raise eyebrows if you’re single and not on any dating apps.
Bill and Erika had all the right things in common: They both lived in California. They had spontaneous dinners in exciting cosmopolitan centers, met each other’s families and fell in love.
Exhibit A: On Friday, Vows column, known for conveying stories of perfect love so quirky, lofty and aspirational that they’ve been called “gratingly ethereal” and “out of this world,” ran an installment headlined, “Against All Odds, Only One Match Was Needed.”Inside we learn that true love is possible, at least for upper-middle-class creatives with disposable incomes and flexible schedules. Erika, a psychologist and professor, was an expert in behavior who had hardly dated in 10 years.
“Once upon an algorithm, a widower in San Francisco who was an expert in online consumer behavior took to the internet to find the one,” it begins. Like most people, Erika received any number of matches in response.
If you wear glasses or are into people who do, try Spex, for example. But whether you’re after a meaningful relationship or just some casual dates, there’s an almost overwhelming number of dating apps from which to choose nowadays.
We set ourselves the challenge of trying as many as we could over the course of six weeks.