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  • - Did the Hinge, Bumble, Tinder, all that jazz,

  • so Plenty of Fish.

  • - I feel like there's just more pressure on like,

  • an immediate connection.

  • I think that might be because of the apps.

  • By the time you meet up, you feel compatible,

  • and even if you're not going on a date with someone you met

  • on an app, it still feels like, all right,

  • like if this is an immediate connection,

  • like let's swipe away from this.

  • - Dating 10 years ago.

  • I mean, I was a lot younger,

  • so there was definitely a lot less communication.

  • - The dating apps were newer,

  • so I think the way people were,

  • the way they acted was more reminiscent

  • of the way dating used to be.

  • Now it's just like, swipe, swipe for the next best thing

  • and the grass is always greener.

  • - I feel like back then,

  • I would like, see a red flag and be like,

  • "Ooh, it's Six Flags!"

  • Like, I'm ready to have a great time,

  • but now, it's kind of like as soon as I see something

  • that I'm like

  • that doesn't look right,

  • then I'm a lot quicker to not really entertain it.

  • - I use a lot of dating apps.

  • - Everyone on the university,

  • they were also on it.

  • - I just went for the attractive model kind of face

  • and if it was close to that, I swipe right.

  • - When it comes to dating,

  • I can't say that I was like, dating in the past.

  • I can honestly say like, dating apps have helped.

  • - I was in Boston maybe two years ago in the summer

  • and someone said, you know, let's meet at

  • whatever bar was nearby,

  • and I went

  • and sort of looked back because he was late to showing up

  • and then he had deleted his profile,

  • which means he either planned to dupe me

  • because he was not who he said he was

  • or (chuckles) he was just playing games.

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  • - I downloaded Tinder.

  • I've had Hinge.

  • I've had OkCupid.

  • I've had Bumble.

  • I've had Plenty of Fish.

  • I've had Coffee Meets Bagel.

  • I've had,

  • I've had every dating app of mankind.

  • It doesn't work.

  • - My impression is that everyone has like,

  • the next best thing or another option,

  • especially with dating apps

  • 'cause if you see one thing that you like,

  • there can be another one three swipes later

  • that you're like, oh, I kind of like that one better,

  • and then you might have passed your soulmate.

  • - Men just don't communicate very well

  • and it sucks because you're on this bridge

  • of just talking on the phone, like texting,

  • and you haven't gotten to the actual meeting point

  • 'cause something always blocks.

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  • - No.

  • Every person I've ever met on the internet,

  • like, dating apps, like they always turn out to be like,

  • a little cooky.

  • Like, just like, it's just always a mess.

  • - I think for me, like, I much prefer to just meet someone

  • like out and about or like a friend of a friend.

  • - Well, I mean I would just meet people in events.

  • I just go to interest groups.

  • Like, let's say I wanna go

  • to like a real estate interest group.

  • - I like meet cutes.

  • Like, oh.

  • Hi.

  • Oh, hey.

  • Oh my god, you're kind of cute.

  • So are you.

  • Like I like that,

  • I like that.

  • Or like organic building of relationships,

  • like just

  • natural,

  • you know, meetings, that's it.

  • (typewriter clacking)

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    nanako.kamiya posted on 2020/08/26
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