Love and dating in the electronic age
Romance in the Information Age - The New Atlantis
Since time immemorial, human beings have lusted, loved, bonded, betrayed and broken up. Although the need for love is ubiquitous and universal, how we love is changing fundamentally, as anthropologist Helen Fisher and I discussed in The Internet has increased the pool of possible mates exponentially, giving us an unprecedented proliferation of choices. Once upon a time in the village, you got to pick between John and Mark, or Jane and Janet. Today we can target partners with carefully chosen criteria, filtering out undesirable character traits or perceived incompatibilities.
How technology has transformed how we connect — and reject — in the digital age
Sharethrough Mobile. We put this question to four dating industry experts last week during the Adweek talk: The panellists discussed the huge shift in behaviours, expectations and attitudes in the dating world over the last few years, and the monumental changes brought about by the explosion of apps and digital dating technology. The panel argued that modern dating has actually given us too much choice.