Fake news might be tearing us apart, complicated algorithms few understand are making life-altering decisions on our behalf, and internet companies are collecting vast troves of poorly secured data on us, but at least next time you're suffering through a bad Tinder date, you can at least tell yourself you're participating in a trend that might be helping to heal some of society's deepest divisions and make lifelong, mutually supportive unions more common.
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She adds that the most successful photos are taken in daylight, using an SLR camera (not a smartphone), and show just one person, not a group.
But according to results from a study WIRED's Caitlin Roper conducted with Ok Cupid and Match.com, there are some strategies you can use to hack the system.
She has blogged for CBS Money Watch, Giga OM, and Brazen Careerist. These days one third of marriages start with a few clicks or a swipe.
Even for those of us who are old enough to have memories of a time before the internet, it's sometimes hard to really remember what life was like before we all were walking around with supercomputers in our pockets. Because that change seems entirely natural to us now, it's easy to forget how big a shift this represents.
And even easier to forget to wonder how it's changed things when it comes to romantic relationships.
Thankfully, a pair of international researchers, Josue Ortega of the University of Essex and Philipp Hergovich of the University of Vienna, are on the case.
Then again, in 2014, the number of interracial marriages jumped again. And it's exactly what Ortega and Hergovich's model predicts," notes the MIT write-up.