Huxley set his book more than 500 years from now, but the world he invented is not so different from 2017 – thanks in no small measure to the new breed of dystopian dating apps, which prompt people to stick almost exclusively to their own kind.When the World Wide Web was brought to the masses in the 1990s, we were told it would unite us all.
Bae, the fastest-growing dating app for African-American millennial singles in the U. The app was just acquired by if(we), the parent company of Tagged, one of the largest dating sites in the world, with an eye to becoming the place for black singles to meet, play, engage, and find love.
titled Nancy Jo Sales’s article on dating apps “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” and I thought it again this month when Hinge, another dating app, advertised its relaunch with a site called “thedatingapocalypse.com,” borrowing the phrase from Sales’s article, which apparently caused the company shame and was partially responsible for their effort to become, as they put it, a “relationship app.”Despite the difficulties of modern dating, if there is an imminent apocalypse, I believe it will be spurred by something else.
I don’t believe technology has distracted us from real human connection.
A couple decades later, however, the latest crop of dating apps allows singles to limit their search to increasingly rigid requirements rather than expand their horizons.
Firstly, there’s happn, an app that uses geolocation technology to track your movements, matching you exclusively with people whose paths you cross.