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Men who pose topless on Tinder are seen as less competent and more promiscuous, study reveals

Daily Mail - Science & tech

While dating apps were once seen as taboo, they're now one of the main ways that singletons find love around the world. But if you have a profile on a dating app, a new study may encourage you to reassess which pictures you include. Researchers from the University of Colorado have revealed that men who pose topless on Tinder are seen as less competent and more promiscuous. The first dating app can be traced back to 1995 when Match.com was first launched. The website allowed single people to upload a profile, a picture and chat to people online.


Help! My Mom Is Catfishing a Guy Online--By Pretending to Be Me.

Slate

Our advice columnists have heard it all over the years. Each Sunday, we dive into the Dear Prudie archives and share a selection of classic letters with our readers. For the past few months, my mom has been catfishing a guy online and I don't know what to do. Earlier this year, I decided to give online dating a try and signed up for a free online dating site. My mom was very supportive and interested in me finding someone, and, unbeknownst to me, created a fake profile to scope out the site.


The 5 best dating apps of 2022

ZDNet

You may find forever love on the platform, but Tinder is an app best designed for more casual connections. The new Millennial dating app offers casual daters to find like-minded matches, although that does not mean there are no opportunities for serious relationships. As the app says, "You can be here for a long time, and a good time, too." There have been 30 billion matches to date worldwide, further attesting to its convenient use and short-term compatibility. Free to use, you can designate your sexual orientation to narrow the dating pool and then wait for viewers, which you can easily track under the Likes You feature.


How to write witty banter on dating apps, according to bestselling authors

Mashable

It's the dream: Find a smoldering someone on a dating app, match with them, and quickly launch into a conversation filled with subtle compliments, definitive date night plans, and witty repartee. According to research conducted by Preply, -- a language learning app and platform, – more than 70 percent of dating app users surveyed said it's possible to engage in meaningful conversation, and even fall in love with someone, before ever meeting in person (having only spoken on an app). The challenge, of course, is getting there, shifting from the notification that "It's A Match!" into dialogue worthy of a Shonda Rhimes production. It's a daunting task, so we brought in the pros: rom-com authors. Mashable spoke with several -- all with books jam-packed with quippy dialogue out this spring and summer -- to get their expert takes on how to write witty banter.


Column One: In their search for love, South Asians swipe right on dating apps catered for them

Los Angeles Times

Most swiping for love on a dating app know the drill. Perhaps declare intentions: Looking for something serious? The dating app Mirchi presents another possibility: "Auntie made me sign up." The option is part joke, part knowing nod to its audience. Unlike the mainstream apps such as Tinder or Bumble, Mirchi is among the growing world of dating apps created by and catering to South Asians.


Tinder's parent company is suing Google over in-app billing

Mashable

Online dating juggernaut Match Group is suing Google, alleging that its Android apps are being forced to use the tech giant's in-app payment system -- thus allowing Google to extract royalties for such transactions. Match Group owns numerous popular dating apps and websites, including Hinge, OkCupid, Tinder, and PlentyOfFish. The issue comes down to Google's outsized influence and control over Android app distribution, as well as its requirements for allowing apps on the Google Play Store. According to Match Group's federal court filing, over 90 percent of Android app downloads are handled through the Google Play Store. Thus, if developers want to reach enough users for their Android app to be sustainable, there's practically no way around putting it on Google's app store.


Gay dating app Grindr to go public via blank-cheque company

Al Jazeera

Popular gay dating app Grindr has agreed to go public through a blank-cheque firm whose founder was part of a consortium that bought the company in 2020, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. The deal with Tiga Acquisition Corporation will raise $384m including $284m of the special-purpose acquisition company's (SPAC) cash in trust plus up to $100m in a forward purchase agreement, valuing the company at $2.1bn including debt, according to the filing. The dating app was valued at $620m when it was sold in 2020 by its Chinese owner. Tiga Acquisition Corp went public in November 2020 to raise $240m, a few months after the Grindr sale. The SPAC would have to liquidate later this month if it failed to reach a deal with a potential merger target, after several extensions of the liquidation deadline.


I'm in an Exciting New Open Marriage. No One Told Me What It's Like to Date Now.

Slate

How to Do It is Slate's sex advice column. Send it to Stoya and Rich here. My wife and I (both women) are now in an open marriage … at least in theory. The problem isn't our comfort levels--we love each other deeply, are both comfortable with the idea that we can venture out but that we'll always come back to each other, and generally have pretty good communication. The problem is how to find someone else who's interested.


Pinaki Laskar on LinkedIn: #AI #CausalAI #Engineering

#artificialintelligence

AI Researcher, Cognitive Technologist Inventor - AI Thinking, Think Chain Innovator - AIOT, XAI, Autonomous Cars, IIOT Founder Fisheyebox Spatial Computing Savant, Transformative Leader, Industry X.0 Practitioner How to develop The Causal #AI Theory? The #CausalAI is analyze the public data sets taking the following programming steps: Finding appropriate empirical evidence to evaluate the degree to which a causal claim or theory is or is not supported; Developing a causal theory about the relationship between an independent variable (X) and a dependent variable (Y) from the data set; Identifying the credible causal mechanism that connects X to Y; Explaining its answers: (a) X causes some Y (b) Could Y cause X? (c) What other variables (Z) would you like to control for in your tests of this theory?


Move over Siri: How to supercharge your iPhone with hidden voice commands

ZDNet

We look at a feature that was designed with accessibility in mind. It adds powerful voice-based control capabilities to your iPhone that go way beyond Siri, Shortcuts, and the basic dictation normally available on the iPhone.