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‘I wanted to meet a mate and have a baby without wasting time’: the rise of platonic co-parenting

November 13th, 2020 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal, with their daughter. They’re ready to start a family, but can’t wait for The One. As ‘mating’ sites boom under lockdown, we meet those hoping for a better way to raise a child When Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal clicked on one another’s online profile on Modamily.com – tagline “A […]



Online dating in a world of deepfakes

October 4th, 2019 at 12:27 am » Comments Off

Facebook has teamed up with the Partnership on AI, Microsoft, and academics from Cornell Tech, MIT, University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park, and University at Albany–SUNY to build the Deepfake Detection Challenge (DFDC). Deepfake detection is an enduring arms race that will never end. In case you are wondering… no, this […]



Online dating isn’t a game. It’s literally changing humanity.

February 20th, 2019 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

  Global Thermonuclear War has nothing on Tinder. In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. After all, it’s still cuffing season. The swipe is about as casual a gesture as it gets. On Tinder, Bumble and every copycat dating app, choices are made in the blink […]



The 5 years that changed dating

December 26th, 2018 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

When Tinder became available to all smartphone users in 2013, it ushered in a new era in the history of romance. On the 20th anniversary of The New York Times’ popular Vows column, a weekly feature on notable weddings and engagements launched in 1992, its longtime editor wrote that Vows was meant to be more […]



First evidence that online dating is changing the nature of society

October 14th, 2017 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Dating websites have changed the way couples meet. Now evidence is emerging that this change is influencing levels of interracial marriage and even the stability of marriage itself.



A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

September 25th, 2017 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

Today’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates.



How Japan can solve its huge sex problem

February 21st, 2017 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

It’s the kind of stat you might casually tell a friend at a bar: For the last six years, Japan has sold more adult diapers than baby diapers. But Japan’s fertility problems are far more grave than toilet-related trivia. Over the last decade, Japan has seen its elderly population swell, new family-planning stall, and its economy shrink because of persistently low […]



On-demand dating? A new app lets women charge for a night out.

August 15th, 2016 at 6:56 am » Comments Off

Tara* (*Names have been changed to protect identities.) had struck gold. After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing through the dating app she was currently experimenting with, she hit it off with a nice-sounding guy, and the two exchanged real names and numbers. She found herself Googling Stuart*, a Brit living in Amsterdam. He worked […]