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Love, Inc.Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter$
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Laurie Essig

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780520295018

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520295018.001.0001

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Finding Love

Finding Love

A Modern Tale of Dating, Tindering, OKCupiding, Ghosting, and Generally Putting Yourself Out There

(p.57) Chapter Two Finding Love
Love, Inc.

Laurie Essig

University of California Press

Finding our one true love is harder than ever in an age of dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, rejecting people with a left swipe on their photo or ghosting former lovers is easier than ever. Through an examination of how these dating apps work and interviews with people who use them, this chapter shows how we may want to find our true love, but finding him or her is trickier than ever.

Keywords:   dating apps, ghosting, rejection, Tinder, Grindr

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