Online Dating Services Go Retro
Online dating services have long promised to help people find a mate by using statistical science to predict personal chemistry.
But some of the biggest services are now adding a retro twist, Jenna Wortham reports in Wednesday’s New York Times.
Several sites are bringing people together the old-fashioned way, with singles parties where people can crowd together at bars while consuming alcohol and flirting.
“There have been so many times I’ve met up with someone from the Internet in person and didn’t feel a spark,” said Emily Clapp, who was at a recent beer-tasting event organized by the popular dating site OkCupid in a basement bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. “It’s so disappointing to invest all that time e-mailing and then…