Online Dating

Last week, the Pacific Standard made the intriguing claim that online dating is worsening America's political polarization. Scanning the headline, it seemed possible. Match.com, OKCupid, and the like give all their lonely hearts access to a lot of demographic data—age, race, income, hometown—that can serve as a surrogate for party affiliation, and some users even slap their political views up on their profiles.

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Against the messianic conception of data—Big Data.

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Cupid's Cursor

We're still trying to convince ourselves that online dating is OK

Does online dating make romance more democratic—or does it just invite us to discriminate more precisely?

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