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FROM THE WEB: ‘Sex and Silicon Valley: the veritable arms race of the dating app industry’ – The Guardian


Silicon Valley is not only a booming tech hub but also an ideal place for online dating and casual sex, Rory Carroll writes for the Guardian.

Highly paid tech workers boost the nightlife of the bay area – using dating apps for hook ups or more serious relationships.

Carroll says that online dating services have contributed significantly to the financial boost of bars in the area.

Apps like Tinder, OkCupid, Grindr and group dating app Grouper pack the bars of Silicon Valley.

“The technology boom has given many of the industry’s workers in the San Francisco bay area money, confidence and a hedonistic tinge at odds with the stereotype of shy geeks,” Carroll writes.

“Long hours in front of a computer remain the norm but they are also packing bars, splashing cash and using dating apps in a thriving hookup culture.”

The financial boom at Silicon Valley comes with other consequences for tech workers’ love lives.

Some do not have time for dating apps or traditional dating and prefer the costly services of sex workers.

Others prefer to ask the help of professional matchmakers who will find them a spouse for as much as $100,000.

Read Carroll’s article here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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