Things of Interest


Modern Dating

00:00:00 // 00:00:00
15 August 2016

Episode six: Where we talk about dating, relationships, and the internet, and Sophia’s life as a long-term single lady can finally be useful rather than a source of angst. Relationships can look many different ways, it’s increasingly legal to not be straight, and basically nobody says the word “spinster” anymore. How great is that?

We also somehow manage to not mention the Bachelor/ette? Clearly this means we should have a followup episode. (Serena’s shaking her head.)

Articles we (may have) read before the episode

Why Modern Dating Makes Me Want To Punch Myself In The Throat” - Melissa Moeller (11/4/2016),

Emotional advert about China’s ‘leftover women’ goes viral” - Heather Chen (8/4/2016), BBC World

The Best Dating Apps for LGBT Women” - Chloe Curran (11/8/2015), After Ellen.

Meet the Tinder Co-Founder Trying to Change Online Dating Forever.” - Leora Yashari (7/8/2015), Vanity Fair

A startling stat that checks out: 46 percent of young women in Japan are averse, uninterested in sex” - Katie Sanders (23/6/2015), Politifact.

Girls Are Shamelessly Using Tinder To Get Guys To Buy Them Pizza” - Alec McDonald (7/5/2015), Elite Daily

For lesbians, Tinder is everything wrong with dating apps” - Taylor Hatmaker (6/4/2015), Daily Dot

Can immigration save a struggling, disappearing Japan?” - Chris Matthews (20/11/2014), Fortune.“Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?” - Abigail Haworth (20/10/2013), The Guardian

Apps that we find interesting maybe check them out

Rabbit - a screen sharing app that can allow you to watch things with your significant other.

Couple - “The App for Two”

Bumble - “The feminist tinder”

Other Stuff We Referenced

Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg (2015) (Amazon) (NYT Review)

Sophia finished reading this like a week before we recorded this episode so some of what she says will reference things she learned from the book, and it almost definitely influenced the words she said.

You’ve Got Mail (1998) - IMDB page, dir. Nora Ephron

Codebreaker podcast

The girl who married her Twitter crush” - 18/7/2016, Twitter Moments