Love in the Time of Algorithms

Newly Engaged Couple Proves Future Rom Coms Will Revolve Around Instagram ‘Likes’

Love without a filter...? (Photo: Instagram.com/denislafargue)

No longer considered a sad tool for the socially inept, online dating is more popular than ever. From Match.com to Tinder to the extra-perplexing LoveRoom, we’re all abandoning our hopes for romantic comedy meet-cutes in favor of finding our soul mates via impersonal electronic devices.

So it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that one pair of betrothed millennials met via Instagram. She posted a picture of some lake in Oregon, ABC News reports. He, a complete and total stranger, commented on it.  Read More

Love in the Time of Algorithms

If You Want to Win Your Girlfriend Back, Don’t Write Her an App Named ‘Shipoopi’

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means heartbroken people everywhere are hanging black trashbags on their windows in an attempt to mute the light, drinking screw-cap wine and binge watching The Notebook as a form of self-torture. But if you have a special someone that you’re aching to win back in time to celebrate this romantic holiday, might we suggest chocolate or a heartfelt letter as opposed to a horrifyingly web 2.0 alternative that only Fake Jeff Jarvis would approve of? Read More