If you've been off the dating scene for a while, things have changed a little bit since you were last swiping.
Yes, the days of passing your phone around the pub are numbered. In December, Tinder announced the launch of its app on Apple TV so you can now bring your swiping to a TV screen and enjoy it with friends.
Late last month, Ok Cupid announced a fairly fundamental change to its dating service: the company would no longer allow users to see visitors to their profile.
And as of today, that change has been implemented across both Ok Cupid’s website and smartphone apps.
"Well, gotta placate the wife when you're busy at a meeting," ran his joking retort, but I had to wonder--what is the role of text messaging in modern dating and relationships, really? With SMS entering just about every crevice of our lives, it's no surprise that it has taken up a significant role in dating.
After all, if relationships depend on communication, it's only natural that one of our favorite modes of keeping in touch figures into our romantic lives.
“His presidency has created this new deal-breaker,” said Laurie Davis Edwards, a relationship coach and founder of the website In short, dating and relationships have continued to change with the times-- but has texting changed dating?One possible consequence of the ubiquity of text messaging is that it has allowed dating to become more casual.“I’ve never seen it like this before, where people say ‘no’ to Trump supporters, or they only want to date other Trump supporters,” she said.“It tells me that people are valuing politics much higher as a preference than they were before. It’s another example of how massively our dating culture has changed over the past four years, partly because of politics and also because of technology.” Tinder allows people 500 characters to write their profiles. Since January, many are using that limited space to make it public how much they detest Donald Trump."There's a shortcut for saying 'I love you,'" I had laughed to my then partner.