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A million first dates : solving the puzzle of online dating

Author: Dan Slater
Publisher: New York : Current, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edition with a new prefaceView all editions and formats
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Once considered the realm of the lonely and desperate, sites like eHarmony, Match, OkCupid, and Plenty of Fish have been embraced by pretty much every demographic. Dating has been transformed from a daunting transaction based on scarcity to one in which the possibilities are almost endless. Now anyone can search for exactly what they want, connect with more people, and get more information about those people than  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Slater
ISBN: 9781617230097 161723009X
OCLC Number: 849719245
Notes: "Previously published as Love in the Time of Algorithms, 2013."
Description: xiii, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Dan Slater.

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Once considered the realm of the lonely and desperate, sites like eHarmony, Match, OkCupid, and Plenty of Fish have been embraced by pretty much every demographic. Dating has been transformed from a daunting transaction based on scarcity to one in which the possibilities are almost endless. Now anyone can search for exactly what they want, connect with more people, and get more information about those people than ever before. As journalist Dan Slater shows, online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we imagine. He explores how these new technologies, by altering our perception of what's possible, are reconditioning our feelings about commitment and challenging the traditional paradigm of adult life. Slater takes readers behind the scenes of a fascinating business. 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?--Publisher's description.

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