HBO Documentary Investigates Online Dating Culture

HBO has produced a documentary film which examines the modern dating culture.

‘Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age’ premieres on 10th September at 10pm ET. It will also be available via HBO’s on demand services, as well as several partner streaming platforms.

Journalist and Author Nancy Jo Sales investigates how the online dating industry has changed the way people date, its ability to help find true love, and how it has impacted certain gender issues.

The main premise of the documentary follows six young people, aged between 18 and 29, detailing their intimate journeys as they try to find love and sex with dating apps.

However, the dark side of the film shows the young women describing their experiences with receiving unsolicited nudes, getting pressured into having sex and being the targets of revenge porn.

Sales interviews Mandy Ginsberg, Jonathan Badeen, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Justin McLeod and several other experts and academics.

Broadway World describes Swiped as, “a thought-provoking exploration of digital dating and whether it is meeting or thwarting the need to connect.”

Sales wrote an article for Vanity Fair in 2015 titled, Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse, which received negative backlash from executives at Tinder.

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Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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