Hooking Up in the Digital Age

Downloadable Video - 2018
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With over 40 million Americans currently online dating, the internet has become an ubiquitous tool in modern courtship. Dating sites and apps such as Tinder, OkCupid, Match, Bumble, Hinge and others are part of a $2.5-billion industry that is rapidly changing the rules of dating, both expanding and accelerating access to potential mates for everything from “hookups” to long-term relationships. Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age follows several 20-something women and men from around the country, who describe in unvarnished detail their experiences with dating apps. As they navigate a seemingly unlimited stream of potential partners, app users navigate the hookup culture, unwanted explicit messages, and the capriciousness of simply “swiping right” (attractive) or “swiping left” (unattractive). The film also features interviews with founders and CEOs of some of the most widely used dating sites, as well as experts and academics who offer social and historical context to the rapidly evolving nature of dating today. Directed by first-time documentary filmmaker Nancy Jo Sales (author of The Bling Ring), the film covers all of the highs and lows of searching for love in the digital age, concluding with a glimpse of the future, as innovations like augmented-reality and virtual-reality dating are appearing just around the corner
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Home Box Office, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 26 min., 59 sec)) : sound, color


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