FROM THE WEB: Vanity Fair Gets To Heart Of Today’s Hookup Culture


A new Vanity Fair article goes directly to the heart of online dating, recounting the thoughts of today’s young millennials about the recent mobile dating revolution.

The story is told through the thoughts and experiences of people actively dating in New York, and gives a glimpse into the dating life of this section of society.

It is centred around the ease with which singles can now arrange dates, and hookups, with a few clicks on an app.

Vanity Fair journalist Nancy Jo Sales juxtaposes the story like a school disco – with both sexes talking about their experiences of dating in the modern world.

As she says: “The comparison to online shopping seems an apt one. Dating apps are the free-market economy come to sex. The innovation of Tinder was the swipe–the flick of a finger on a picture, no more elaborate profiles necessary and no more fear of rejection; users only know whether they’ve been approved, never when they’ve been discarded.”

It’s possible to lose sight of the singles this industry is built around, but this interesting article gets straight to the heart of how many people in 2015 view online dating, relationships and sex.

Read the article here.