Sex And Tinder!

This article "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse'" from  Vanity Fair's September issue  is a must-read. I think it's sad on many levels. It clearly points out that with the convergence of the "hookup culture" (sexual hookup without strings attached) and dating apps like Tinder, we are regressing as a society. It seems true emotional connections and intimacy rarely exist anymore, and people's priorities have shifted from finding long-term, healthy, happy relationships, to ordering up a sex partner online like you would a food-delivery service. Instant gratification versus courtship, dating and really getting to know someone before having sex with them.  And what does this all mean for women?  Does the abundance of online options make women feel fabulous, free and confident? Or when men have a surplus of women and sex, is there no incentive for them to commit to one person? And finally,  the million dollar question posed in this article,  ultimately where is this all going to go? "Can men and women ever find true intimacy in a world where communication is mediated by screens; or trust when they know their partner has an array of other easily accessible options?" I wish I felt more optimistic about it all, but I don't! http://vnty.fr/1MN0SlU

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