But if—bless your heart—you're holding out for The One?
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Books like Aziz Ansari's wrestled with our hookup-happy culture's "paradox of choice." Stock prices wavered. According to the doomsayers, men are swiping right with abandon, "ghosting," and dodging commitment. "Men have been taught to peacock and get our attention, especially in online communities that create this sense of urgency and aggression," says a representative from Bumble, a spin-off from one of Tinder's cofounders that nixes creepy pickup lines by letting women make the first move.
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A few taps later, the website for tech start-up Eve informed me with only a hint of irony: "Modern dating is in crisis.
We thought there should be an app for that." It's been five years since Tinder disrupted the dating game, allowing millennials to summon potential partners like taxis and Chinese takeout. Think pieces decried a wasteland of empty promises and one-night stands.
(Millennial-to-English translation: They're coming on to too many women, disappearing after two dates, and generally behaving like they have a whole sea of fish waiting in their pocket—which, of course, they do.) So who can save singles from the calamity the tech bros have wrought? (Bumble has introduced a watermark feature to its photo-sharing function, in the hope that plastering users' names across every snapshot will give them pause before they send that unsolicited dick pic.) Apps like Hinge—which makes matches via mutual friends—and Tinder also launched campaigns to rebrand themselves as relationship-focused services rather than friction-free hookup tools.