Owner of a Lonely Heart
Personal ads changed dating, but they also provided source material for sociologists and psychologists to understand how people choose mates.
The “Dating Apps” of Victorian England
They didn't have smartphones back then, but they still had personal ads.
A 19th-Century Catfishing Scheme
In the late 1800s, a U.K. scheme lured lonely bachelors with newspaper advertisements supposedly placed by wealthy women.
How to Build the Netflix of Love
There's no shortage of online dating sites and apps. But there’s one common problem with these services: they’re all looking at the wrong data. Dating apps should take a hint from Netflix's algorithm.
Japan’s Solution to Loneliness: Virtual Wives
Japan has always been at the forefront of technological advancement. With a lonely and over-taxed workforce, the country has now introduced the robot wife.
The Stigma Around Older Woman-Younger Man Relationships
A recent study found that 34 percent of women over 40 are dating younger men, yet these relationships continue to face social disapproval. Why?
More People Than Ever Before Are Single
And that’s a good thing.
Has Online Dating Resulted in More Successful Marriages?
In studying the demographics of online dating, researchers found that those who met online had a higher chance of staying together in their marriage.
Don’t Fall in Love on OkCupid
More than a decade into OkCupid's existence, sociologists are finding that its widely touted algorithm doesn’t actually help us find romance.