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17-Feb-2021 12:19

After my second long-term relationship ended, I was loathe to revisit the online dating scene and spend my nights combing through the endless menagerie of wild to mildly domesticated beasts.Photograph: Sean Moore ; a coquettish nymph so annoyingly endearing that a man travels to her house in the bleak of winter with a ghettoblaster and cue cards reading “to me you are perfect and my wasted heart will love you until you look like this” (a corpse).

I’ve boldly approached the other sex, only for them to assume I’m peddling a productless promotion or worse still, unhinged.

This was a much simpler time where dating sites were mainly perused on laptops and one didn’t need a montage of photos illustrating one’s globe-trotting, fun-loving life complete with a friend squad to rival Taylor’s, butt gains bigger than a Kardashian’s and a contouring habit that just screams self-trained make-up artist. I went to gigs and danced with turbo hipsters with designer facial hair and ironic tattoos.

I went to laughter yoga with vegans and on hikes with dog Dads and to galleries with teetotallers.

Just last year, Ipsos MRBI found that approximately 200,000 Irish people use Tinder.

The meet-cute is well and truly dead and machines reign supreme.

The compatibility test was developed from over 30 years of psychological research.



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