The first thing I thought when I read about this was: This is a technology that Laura Linney’s character from —a nervous turtlenecked mouse who loves her hot co-worker Karl silently and obsessively from afar—would use if the movie was set in the modern day.
“@karl,” she would type into Slack, chewing her nails as she looked at Rodrigo Santoro’s bespectacled avatar and hoped beyond hope that the desperate act would deliver her from her unrequited longing. Feeld had an earlier, harder-to-pronounce incarnation as “3nder,” an app that helped people find threesomes.
Unlike the subscriber-only Match.com, Ok Cupid offers its services for free, supports itself through advertising, and generally attracts younger singles who connect with the site's hip, Digital Age ethos.
What does the corporate marriage mean for the future of online dating? Because of the crowds, good-looking, normal gals must contend with an onslaught of men, 90 percent of whom are total freaks/nerds/players/weirdos. Yeah, in my past experience--it's pretty much the same, except free (and therefore even more skeezy) ...
If you back up just a few short years, it was commonplace to meet someone from your neighborhood and end up in a relationship with them eventually getting married.