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Slater, Dan
Love in the time of algorithms : what technology does to meeting and mating / Dan Slater
Alternate Title What technology does to meeting and mating
New York : Current, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ801.82 .S58 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Online dating
Courtship
Dating (Social customs) -- Technological innovations
Marriage brokerage -- Technological innovations
Internet -- Social aspects
Physical Description xii, 255 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-245) and index
Summary Chronicles the lesser-known story behind the rise of online dating while assessing the impact of technology on modern relationships, exploring how profit-minded online dating services are enabling the identification of compatible mates while altering perceptions about the nature of stability and commitment
A third of America's 90 million singles are turning to dating Web sites. Slater shows how online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we imagine, altering our perception of what's possible, reconditioning our feelings about commitment, and challenging the traditional paradigm of adult life. Can commitment thrive in a world of unlimited choice? Dating sites capitalize on our quest for love, but how do their creators' ideas about profits, morality, and the nature of desire shape the virtual worlds they've created for us?
Contents Your pleasure is our business -- Delivering more love than Jesus -- The new serendipity -- It knows my anal preferences? -- Better relationships but more divorce -- Diaper daddies and lonely stoners -- Like everyone, I'm looking for my true love -- Knowledge is sour -- Let's keep this fucker coming back

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