Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Shannon Shelton Miller Globe correspondent April 22, 2019 You’re sick of swiping, and Tinder has become tiresome. It hasn’t happened at happy hour, and nights of Netflix and chill keep going nowhere.For those fatigued by casual hookups or the impersonal feel of the 21st century dating scene, hiring a matchmaker can seem like the ideal path to finding Mr. or Mrs. Right. Talia Goldstein, founder of the matchmaking service Three Day Rule, credits the explosion of dating apps in the early to mid-2010s for a subsequent boom for the matchmaking industry.“People are so exhausted by the dating apps,” she said. “The average online dater spends 12 hours a week online — it’s like having a part-time job. I think in many ways people use matchmakers to outsource their love life just because online dating is so time-consuming.” … [Read more...] about How to hire a matchmaker
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People are trying “slow dating,” a concept that limits the amount of time you spend on dating apps and the number of people you engage with. The creators of French dating app Once take credit for coining the term, since the app only allows one match per day. Relationship experts recommend slow dating because it forces people to date more mindfully and focus on the quality of the relationships available. Online dating is alive and well – according to Mark Kelley, an analyst with Nomura Instinet, an estimated 310 million people are projected to use dating products by 2020. But a different, less time-consuming method of dating dubbed “slow dating” is getting attention now too, and for good reason. Slow dating is a pretty straightforward concept in which you use your dating apps with a purpose, rather than mindlessly swiping or filling your week with dates. Though the term may be new to some, the concept of slow dating has been around forever,Sameera … [Read more...] about Here’s how the new ‘slow dating’ trend could actually help you find love
Can't decide what to wear? Uniqlo, the Japanese fast-fashion chain, has a solution: A chatbot that gives clothing recommendations based on human input, as well as your purchasing history and ... your horoscope. The technology, which has been years in the making, is just one example of the extremes that retailers are going to as they try to build computer algorithms that can intuit the intangibles of fashion."Instead of making something that's purely mechanical -- you bought this last month, so you might like this -- we're infusing humanity into the process," said Rei Inamoto, founder of Inamoto & Co., the New York-based firm behind Uniqlo's technology. "When somebody asks, 'What should I wear?' they're looking for a personalized answer."As retailers race to offer customization and convenience, they increasingly turn to stylists and personal shoppers to win over consumers and to help fine-tune algorithms that might give them an edge in the $3 trillion global fashion industry. … [Read more...] about How Stitch Fix, Amazon are training bots to be personal stylists
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByCao Li, Alexandra Stevenson and Sui-Lee Wee Aug. 9, 2018 In online chat groups, thousands of small investors who had put their savings into dubious digital products plotted a big protest in Beijing this week. Under pressure from local officials, one woman’s family begged her not to go. After a visit from the local police, a man’s boss threatened to break his contract if he participated. At airports, bus and train stations across China, scores of people making their way to Beijing were confronted by police officers who urged them — sometimes with force — to turn around. Those who did make it to the headquarters of the Chinese banking regulator in Beijing on Monday faced hundreds of police officers sent to quash it. Some were dragged off, while others were shoved into … [Read more...] about As Chinese Investors Panic Over Dubious Products, Authorities Quash Protests
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by A queer online dating community has formed around an old-school format for hookups. ByJamie Lauren Keiles Aug. 4, 2018 People complain about online dating all the time but rarely present solutions for improving it. Meeting in person? (Scary!) Through friends? (What friends?) At work? (Not in 2018!) Kelly Rakowski has a new idea. Well, sort of. Old-school personal ads — once the domain of newspaper back pages before Craigslist — are the currency of Personals, an Instagram dating community she has built for lesbians; bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual women; and gender-nonconforming and nonbinary people. (Basically, anyone who isn’t straight and/or a cisgender man.) There, a “late 20’s glitter femme” who loves to cook summons an “andro/moc/butch … [Read more...] about The Future Is … Personal Ads?