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Noah Glick: Tell me a little bit about the film and what you experienced. Steven Loring: The story of the film is the adventures of 30 toyear-olds in Rochester, New York who sign up for a very unique speed dating event. And the film follows them from the time they sign up through their experiences at the dating event and when they receive their results, and then we follow several of the couples who go out on dates afterwards. NG: What are some of the things you learned about the community in making this film? As I was following the individuals in the film from the time they signed up until the event, at first they seemed kind of conventionally old. They had their tea, their usual lives and homes. It was almost like their younger sides that were dormant for years or decades were starting to come out again.

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Teen romance gone wrong can be dangerous for girls. Around 7 percent of teen homicides between and were committed by intimate partners, and girls were the victims in 90 percent of those deaths. Photo by Ross Anania – Getty Images. Domestic violence is common among adults, and women are most frequently the victims. In fact, nearly half of women killed by homicide in the United States are killed by their former or current intimate partners.

Now a new study finds that this kind of violence also poses a risk to the lives of adolescent girls.

For Anna Fiehler, a year-old newlywed, online dating helped her find love after her divorce — but it was not without its challenges. Dating Apps Can Help Older.

Laura Roman. Ashley Brown. Alyssa Edes. In the lingo of online dating, submarining begins when someone with whom you have romantic involvement ghosts — or disappears from your life without notice — only to resurface with no apology. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption. When it comes to meeting that special someone, we’ve gone from IRL to swiping right. Online dating has changed the way people meet and communicate — and as that old saying goes, when you’re trying to find bae, communication is key.

With new ways to flirt, date and find love come new lingo to describe the adventures — or misadventures — of online dating. As part of Morning Edition ‘s series, What Makes Us Click, here are some words and terms in the online dating lexicon. To call someone “bae” is to refer to them as your significant other. But bae can be used in other forms, often to say you like something.

For example, to say “I love cats,” say “cats are bae. But really, it can be used for anything, and the Internet has run wild with bae; like the bae says come over memes, Salt Bae or Woke Bae.

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Laura Roman. In , NPR documented their first date, which was set up by a matchmaker. Courtesy of Cahsman Photo hide caption. The series, What Makes Us Click , explored how dating has evolved as apps and websites have grown more popular.

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If there is one universal claim about dating, it’s that it’s tough out there. With online dating apps on mobile phones, it’s easier than ever to find new people — but that takes time. Filling out dating profiles, swiping through matches and going on dates can be all-consuming and frustrating. That’s how it felt for Kat McClain, a year-old attorney based in Los Angeles, who considers herself a long-time user of dating apps.

After law school in Illinois, she moved to LA and entered the dating scene. She updated her online profiles and went on dates, but ultimately wasn’t meeting the right match. It felt like another job, and I definitely don’t need another job, I work enough. Feeling exhausted and discouraged, in October McClain sought the help of a professional, personalized matchmaking service called Three Day Rule — but not the Fiddler on the Roof Yenta-type.

Three Day Rule and other matchmaking companies like it take a modern approach — finding matches for their clients and offering date coaching while also helping to optimi z e online profiles. The frustrations of online dating may have actually made way for modern matchmaking companies. For example, Pew finds that one in five online daters has asked for help — generally from a friend — with their profile and 31 percent say that online dating keeps people from settling down because there are always options.

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Mother Jones illustration; Getty. Believe me, I was judging me, too. This is the thing about quarantining: It makes the dynamics of personal relationships crystal clear. I am a year-old living in a sunny studio in San Francisco—a proudly independent woman, with the apparent exception of olive oil caps.

For over three decades, NPR’s Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with When It Comes To Dating, Some People Have A Type. By editor.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. If you’ve braved the dumpster fires of dating apps and come out on the other side a little singed, this feminist-as-hell, emotional whopper of a romance was written especially for you. The Right Swipe is a testament to the difficulties of modern dating — from ghosting to unsolicited photos. If your ” Tinder thumb ” has gone numb, or you feel the familiar creep of romantic insecurity, certain you’ll die alone, Alisha Rai will make you believe in love again.

Professionally, Rhiannon “Rhi” Hunter is at the top of her game. Her dating app, Crush, has nearly 30 million subscribers, she’s a key speaker at a notable tech conference, and one of her competitors is poised for a buyout — of which she plans to take full advantage. Crush has tons of success stories, from engagements to babies, but Rhi’s love life isn’t one of them.

Her career was nearly halted after a whisper campaign smeared her as a gold digger sleeping her way up the corporate ladder. Rhi was humiliated. So yes, Rhi has enough baggage to stock a Samsonite outlet. Now, in her mids and on the verge of incomparable success for a woman of color in Silicon Valley, she can’t afford to be distracted by a hunky Samoan former football player. Samson Lima comes from a football dynasty; both his dad and uncle are Hall of Famers, though his own time in the sport has been bittersweet.

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Burnout is increasingly common. It’s not depression or extreme exhaustion — it’s feeling like you’ve kept going past your breaking point. Burnout can affect all parts of our lives, including dating. If you’ve ever felt totally exhausted like you’re at the end of your rope and done with everything, odds are you’ve said, I’m burned out. Whether it’s from work, your personal life or both, burnout is increasingly common, and it’s affecting how we date.

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The series, What Makes Us Click , explored how dating has evolved as apps and websites have grown more popular. At the time, McClain was frustrated with online dating, so she turned to a modern matchmaker. McClain’s date with Biely, director of e-commerce at Goodwill Southern California, was her first and only! The couple went on a dinner date in LA, and producers from Morning Edition and a photographer tagged along. The couple were nervous as the date started, though they eventually relaxed, talking so long that they closed down the restaurant — but not before splitting an ice cream sundae.

A few months ago, on their first-date anniversary, the pair celebrated by going to that same restaurant. This time when they ordered dessert, Biely proposed. They wed in Las Vegas in early April. When McClain emailed Morning Edition in January to share the news of their engagement, we wanted to know more about how they had gone from strangers to serious under what hardly screamed auspicious circumstances — a blind date that was recorded and photographed and later shared with millions of people.

So we emailed McClain and Biely some questions about their love story. Their instructions were simple: Answer them honestly and separately from each other — no peeking! Here’s what they had to say. Their answers have been lightly edited. You can listen to the couple’s separate interview with Morning Edition host David Greene by clicking the audio button at the top of this story.

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Millions of older people are dating — for some, it’s because they’re recently divorced after having been married for a long time. In fact, the divorce rate among older Americans has exploded since the s. It even has its own nickname: gray divorce. And it’s happening all over the world, including South Africa, Japan, Australia and England, where it’s called silver splitting. Laura Stassi is a writer who was married for almost 30 years before her divorce.

Remember when online dating was taboo? It’s so commonplace now that for some, it’s strange to meet a date in person before making any online connection.

In , NPR documented their first date, which was set up by a matchmaker. Courtesy of Cahsman Photo hide caption. A year after their first date, the couple got engaged, and they recently wed. Anna Fiehler and Heinz Raidel met on Match. They married in early Courtesy of Anna Fiehler hide caption. For Anna Fiehler, a year-old newlywed, online dating helped her find love after her divorce — but it was not without its challenges.

Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption. Frustrated by the process, she hired a matchmaker who helped vet dates and up her online dating game. Elizabeth and David visited each other four times for a total of 54 days, and on their most recent visit, David proposed and then bought a house for them in Wales. Courtesy of Elizabeth Schunck hide caption.

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Damona Hoffman, host of the podcast Dates & Mates, answers listener questions about dating, relationships and sex during the coronavirus.

Sam Sanders. Anjuli Sastry. Jordana Hochman. An AFP journalist holds his phone showing the dating application Bumble. What happens to romance — when a coronavirus pandemic stops the world? Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble report the length of user conversations and and number of messages have both gone up since shelter-in-place orders went into effect.

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In , the discovery of untested rape kits at the Memphis Police Department was just the first revelation in a much bigger crisis: evidence in thousands of cases dating back decades had been destroyed, misplaced or neglected. In this special audio report, Debby Dalhoff seeks to identify the man who raped her and her roommate in But as investigative reporter Marc Perrusquia learned, many victims of the so-called “testing backlog” are still waiting for answers.

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President Trump’s campaign was forced to deal with sudden focus on two major news stories — mounting national unrest about racial injustice after another shooting of a Black man by police in Wisconsin, and Hurricane Laura, which is threatening “unsurvivable”storm surge — on the third night of the Republican National Convention. Despite wearing a full replica police uniform — complete with tie, bomber jacket and trooper hat — Kyle Rittenhouse looked a lot more like a Halloween trick-or-treater than an actual cop in the photo taken in After all, Rittenhouse was not even 15 years old when he posed for the picture that remained for years on the Facebook page of a “public safety cadet program” in Chicago’s far northern suburbs.

And he still looked younger than his actual age this week when the year-old from Antioch, Ill. Follow live updates and analysis of Day 4 of the Republican National Convention. President Trump caps off the week with his address. Even before the Republican National Convention began, government ethics experts warned that hosting campaign events from the White House South Lawn and the Rose Garden could violate federal ethics law. But in the convention’s first two days, Trump has gone even further — wielding the powers of his office and the federal government to promote his reelection campaign.

An Illinois teenager has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting Tuesday in Kenosha, Wis. Kyle Rittenhouse, a white male teenager, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and was taken into custody by police in Antioch, Ill. The second night of the Republican National Convention presented a more positive message about a second Trump term after opening night’s bleak picture of rising crime, unrest and extremist policies the GOP said the Democratic ticket had in store for the country.

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For some of the 40 million or so Americans who currently use online dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge, the findings of the new HBO documentary Swiped might be intuitively obvious. But for others, there may still be revelations aplenty in the film, which is subtitled Hooking Up in the Digital Age. It’s about how these apps may change how we think about relationships — and it doesn’t paint a positive picture.

But what I wanted to do and what I tried to do in the film was, No.

Alisha Rai’s new romance is a testament to the difficulty of modern dating, as the CEO of a successful dating app realizes she’s been ghosted.

Laura Roman. Ashley Brown. Alyssa Edes. Late December through Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of the year for dating apps and sites, according to Match. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption. According to Match. It’s sometimes called “cuffing season” — a nod to the idea that people want to find a serious relationship during the cold months. According to a Pew study conducted in , its most recent look at online dating, 59 percent of American adults say going online is a good way meet people — a 15 percent increase from a decade ago.

In fact, in , 15 percent of American adults used a dating app or website — a number that has likely increased in the years since the study.

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