You’re single, and it’s Valentine’s Day. All Things Considered, you’re feeling a little blue. You want to have a driveway moment with someone. Not just Car Talk, but an evening that ends with you sharing tomorrow’s Morning Edition over breakfast. So you turn on the radio for solace. You hear this, and it makes things seem just a little bit better It’s an idea that’s been discussed by public media folks on occasion. What if there was a site where you could meet others interested in foreign affairs , the genius of Kepler and Ira Glass’s dog?
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Ashley Brown. Alyssa Edes. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption. With online dating apps on mobile phones, it’s easier than ever to find new people — but that takes time. Filling out dating profiles, swiping through matches and going on dates can be all-consuming and frustrating. That’s how it felt for Kat McClain, a year-old attorney based in Los Angeles, who considers herself a long-time user of dating apps.
After law school in Illinois, she moved to LA and entered the dating scene. She updated her online profiles and went on dates, but ultimately wasn’t meeting the right match. It felt like another job, and I definitely don’t need another job, I work enough.
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Courtesy Joseph Dominguez hide caption. Here’s the plan: Find someone, get married, grow old together. But what if you’ve done that, and suddenly you find yourself back at square one? Mande met a younger man and was happily married for seven years when, out of the blue, she says, she was divorced and back in the dating pool.
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More singles are turning to online dating sites to search for that special someone. They can find dates based on religion, race, ethnicity or even eating habits. Guest host Viviana Hurtado delves into the world of niche dating sites with Erika Ettin. She’s an online dating coach and the founder of the Washington-based business, A Little Nudge.
I’m Viviana Hurtado. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, some of the world’s best dancers are in Buenos Aires for the Tango Festival.
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Burnout is increasingly common. It’s not depression or extreme exhaustion — it’s feeling like you’ve kept going past your breaking point. Burnout can affect all parts of our lives, including dating. If you’ve ever felt totally exhausted like you’re at the end of your rope and done with everything, odds are you’ve said, I’m burned out. Whether it’s from work, your personal life or both, burnout is increasingly common, and it’s affecting how we date.
NPR’s Hanna Bolanos reports. I swiped through an endless sea of faces and went on six first dates in 10 days. It was exhausting, so I deleted the app. A couple weeks later, I re-downloaded it, swiped, and the cycle repeated. In addition to my job and social life, using a dating app felt like more work after work. And it made me wonder; do other people feel the same? And even on a weeknight, bars in the city’s U Street neighborhood were packed.
Everyone was in a great mood until I brought up dating.
What Makes Us Click
Chris McKinlay was folded into a cramped fifth-floor cubicle in UCLA’s math sciences building, lit by a single bulb and the glow from his monitor. The subject: large-scale data processing and parallel numerical methods. While the computer chugged, he clicked open a second window to check his OkCupid inbox.
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Con artists are eager to take advantage of people looking for love on dating sites. Here’s how to spot a scammer in your pool of matches.
Your purchase helps support NPR programming. If you’ve braved the dumpster fires of dating apps and come out on the other side a little singed, this feminist-as-hell, emotional whopper of a romance was written especially for you. The Right Swipe is a testament to the difficulties of modern dating — from ghosting to unsolicited photos. If your ” Tinder thumb ” has gone numb, or you feel the familiar creep of romantic insecurity, certain you’ll die alone, Alisha Rai will make you believe in love again.
Professionally, Rhiannon “Rhi” Hunter is at the top of her game. Her dating app, Crush, has nearly 30 million subscribers, she’s a key speaker at a notable tech conference, and one of her competitors is poised for a buyout — of which she plans to take full advantage. Crush has tons of success stories, from engagements to babies, but Rhi’s love life isn’t one of them.
Her career was nearly halted after a whisper campaign smeared her as a gold digger sleeping her way up the corporate ladder. Rhi was humiliated. So yes, Rhi has enough baggage to stock a Samsonite outlet. Now, in her mids and on the verge of incomparable success for a woman of color in Silicon Valley, she can’t afford to be distracted by a hunky Samoan former football player.
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Photographer Jeremy Cohen recently went viral for asking his neighbor out via drone after seeing her dancing on a New York City rooftop. Here’s how they went on a socially-distanced date. Coronavirus has put a pause on many of the things we’re used to doing, but it hasn’t stopped people from pursuing love.
Jess O’Hare loved living in New Hampshire. She moved to Concord for a job as an environmental organizer just after her college graduation and enjoyed the affordability, tight-knit community, and natural landscapes. You’d just get it all in,” she said. Listen Listening I had a wonderful network of friends, I loved my job, but one of the things that was missing was that it was really challenging to find single people my age,” O’Hare said.
Things are much more transparent than they would have been before,” said O’Hare. And you cycle through people pretty quickly in New Hampshire. She found herself swiping and talking with people in Kittery, Maine—an hour east—and had friends who drove an hour west to Vermont for first dates. Plus, she regularly had to swipe through people she knew personally. The dating apps gave O’Hare somewhat unnerving insight into her potential dating pool. Take O’Hare, for example.
What Makes Us Click: How Online Dating Shapes Our Relationships
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Lots of people want to find love, but the pandemic makes doing so more complicated. In this special episode, Sam Sanders of NPR’s It’s Been a.
Sam Sanders. Anjuli Sastry. Spring is supposed to be romantic — enjoying long dinners on the patio at your corner cafe, introducing your new beau to friends at an outdoor concert, holding hands on an evening stroll So, none of that is happening. And yet, people are still seeking love and connection. In fact, dating apps like Tinder and Bumble have seen the length of user conversations and number of messages increase since shelter-in-place orders went into effect.
But finding love right now feels kind of like the Wild West. The old rules don’t really apply — if you have a good Zoom date, what’s next? And if you’re already in a relationship, great! It’s Been a Minute host Sam Sanders got some timely advice all about managing love right now. Lane Moore, host of the comedy show Tinder Live and author of the memoir How to Be Alone , shares some tips for virtual dating in the age of social distancing.
And for those maintaining a relationship during the pandemic, scroll down! We have a few tips on getting through this without biting your partner’s head off.
ISO Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles
Laura Roman. Ashley Brown. Alyssa Edes.
Ask Michael Hofmann how he met his girlfriend, Addi, and he’ll tell you, with a laugh, “” He signed up for the online dating site.
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