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Dating App Users Navigate New Norms as Real-Life Meetings Return

Kimberly Chao’s first date was cancelled after he told her he might have caught the coronavirus. It took three negative tests and multiple video calls before he convinced her to finally meet in person — three months after they started chatting on...
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Bumble’s $22.5M Auto-Renewal Deal Gets Initial OK

A California magistrate judge has preliminarily approved a $22.5M settlement proposal by Bumble to resolve allegations it violated New York and California consumer protection laws by auto-renewing Bumble Boost subscriptions without users’ consent...
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How a Diverse Team Came Up With a Dating App Designed to Combat Bias

Dating and relationships are a common conversation topic for many coworkers – but particularly so at S’More, a New York-based dating app founded last year. Read the full article on Quartz. The post How a Diverse Team Came Up With a Dating A...
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Is Video Dating Here to Stay?

As if dating weren’t tricky enough before Covid-19, the onset of the virus brought a whole new set of challenges for singletons. Bars and restaurants closed, authorities issued health warnings against getting intimate with strangers and some cities eve...
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Virtual Dating is Booming, But Daters Say it’s Not Enough

Why’d You Push That Button? is back for a special episode all about virtual dating in 2020. The pandemic has forced many people to stay at home, which means dating has had to move online. Listen to the full podcast on The Verge. The post Virtual Dating...
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Data Collection And State Surveillance Put LGBTQ People At Risk Online And Off

A new report outlines the minefield of online threats LGBTQ people have to navigate online, from overt state surveillance to tracking via facial recognition to dating app information that gets shared with data brokers and advertisers. Read the full art...
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Can’t Actually Meet Up? Dating Apps Pivot to Video

With social distancing recommendations and laws in effect across the country, meeting people online and developing relationships virtually has never been more popular. WSJ explores what this shift means for the future of online dating. Watch the full v...
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Grindr Ditching the Ethnicity Filter Has Created Problems For the People it Aimed to Help

At the start of pride season, Grindr announced it was finally ditching its “ethnicity filter” after dragging its feet for over a decade. But as it turns out, though well intentioned, removing the filter has actually created a new set of problems. Speci...
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Dating Disrupted: How HUD App is Changing the Casual Dating Industry

Mobile World Live (MWL) spoke to Edward Chen, CEO and founder of HUD App to get his take on his company’s progress and unique outlook. Read the full interview on Mobile World Live. The post Dating Disrupted: How HUD App is Changing the Casual Dating In...
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Amanda Bradford Knows the Future Means We’ll Find More Connection Online

It took a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders for 1.5 billion people worldwide, but something is finally occurring to us: The future we thought we expected may not be the one we get. We know that things will change; how they’ll change is a mystery....
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