Confession: my boyfriend and I met on Tinder. I wish I could regale you with an invented story of how we first bumped into each other on the seawall on a drizzly day. He offered me shelter under his umbrella. I agreed, suddenly struck with the certain knowledge that he was The One. But the truth is that we both downloaded apps on our phones, swiped right on each other’s pics, and lo and a behold, received an “It’s a Match!” notification. It’s not exactly material for a Harlequin romance.
Ah yes, the virtual nature of 21st century dating. Fortunately, for those of you who still believe in the merits of face-to-face interaction (how quaint), there is another option out there.