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Aug 14Liked by Jacqueline Nesi, PhD

I met my husband online in 2012 using OK Cupid which was the main dating site of that time. (Tinder had not taken off yet) When I tell the story I say that OK Cupid did a great job matching us, that it really figured out what I was looking for in a partner and presented me with good profiles to choose from. Of course it can’t predict chemistry, but it was there for us, and I feel grateful to the website. My husband on the other hand just thinks it was dumb luck. I should mention that he works in tech, specifically as a programmer for a search team in media, so his take is probably more accurate. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»β€οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

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Sep 6Liked by Jacqueline Nesi, PhD

Actually really loved the book Modern Romance, which first got me thinking about this topic (how people used to "find love" vs. how they do now). Picked it up just for fun and found it to be surprisingly well-researched.

And aww, I loved hearing about your meet-cute(s).

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As someone who also met my husband before online dating, I found this so interesting!

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Loved this one! Seeing how closely the increase in β€œwe met in a bar” matches β€œmet online,” my hunch is that there is still, for some, stigma attached to dating apps.

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