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Love in the time of algorithms : what technology does to meeting and mating

Author: Dan Slater
Publisher: New York : Current, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the lesser-known story behind the rise of online dating while assessing the impact of technology on modern relationships, exploring how profit-minded online dating services are enabling the identification of compatible mates while altering perceptions about the nature of stability and commitment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Slater
ISBN: 9781591845317 1591845319
OCLC Number: 796756145
Description: xii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Liquidity in the market --Your pleasure is our business --
Delivering more love than Jesus --
The new serendipity --
It knows my anal preferences? --
Better relationships but more divorce --
Diaper daddies and lonely stoners --
Like everyone, I'm looking for my true love --
Knowledge is sour --
Let's keep this fucker coming back.
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Chronicles the lesser-known story behind the rise of online dating while assessing the impact of technology on modern relationships, exploring how profit-minded online dating services are enabling the identification of compatible mates while altering perceptions about the nature of stability and commitment.

A third of America's 90 million singles are turning to dating Web sites. Here the author shows how online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we imagine, altering our perception of what's possible, reconditioning our feelings about commitment, and challenging the traditional paradigm of adult life. Can commitment thrive in a world of unlimited choice? Dating sites capitalize on our quest for love, but how do their creators' ideas about profits, morality, and the nature of desire shape the virtual worlds they've created for us?

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