And here’s the most depressing part: No matter where you draw the line, if you’re on a dating app in the first place, chances are you’re engaging with an interface that skews toward objectification, and the reason why is an artifact of that market. In 2013, I conceived the conversation-based dating app, Siren.
Controversy was sparked, mostly by accusations of entrapment by lawyers for the accused predators and a high profile suicide of one man caught in the sting (but who did not appear on the show, having discovered prior to his death that he had been nailed in a sting operation).
Either you regard women and femmes as objects, or as people.
Either you believe we exist only for your sexual enjoyment — to be judged, consumed, and discarded — or you respect us as equals.
Online dating’s Adam and Eve - Mina Jo Rosenbloom and Michael Linver found each other in 1965 with the help of a primitive computer dating program.
Four and a half decades after they were hitched by an IBM mainframe, they’re still married.