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City Visions: The World of Dating Apps

Apr 28, 2015

Maybe you're hooking up on Hinge, joining the League's interminable waiting list, or maybe you're confused by them all. Either way, a growing number of dating apps are competing for our romantic attention. So where is mobile matchmaking headed? City Visions host Joseph Pace explores the universe of dating apps – how we use them, how they shape us, and how they’re constantly evolving to meet our desires.


Jessica Nemire, dating columnist at SF Weekly: "If someone rejects you over an app, it hurts a lot less than to your face."

Patrick King, dating expert at Patrick King Consulting: "If this becomes the preeminent form of dating, you better take it seriously if you're not meeting people in any other way."

Tony Bravo, contributor to San Francisco Chronicle's "Connectivity" column: "We're compartmentalizing people as the online profiles they have."

Lauren, everyday user of many popular dating apps: "Everyone's very busy and it's much easier to just message somebody."

Producer: Sarah Stodder