Are dating apps actually ruining our lives? Watch this debate to find out
Everybody’s got an opinion on dating apps these days, especially millennials — which makes sense, since we spend 10 freaking hours a week swiping.
Some people think they’re responsible for all the romantic ills of the 21st century. Others find them fun, if a little addictive, and think they’re the best way to expand your dating horizons.
It’s hard to tell who’s right. So Intelligence Square U.S. organized a debate between four dating-world heavy hitters to figure out exactly what the deal is.
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg, co-author with Aziz Ansari of Modern Romance, and Manoush Zomorodi, host of the Note to Self podcast from WNYC Studios, debated on the side of dating apps being the devil.
Match.com’s chief scientific advisor Helen Fisher and OkCupid’s Vice President of Engineering Tom Jacques debated in favor of Tinder, Bumble and all the rest.
By the end of the night, there was a very clear winner — but you might be surprised which side it was. Watch the full debate below.