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Then one day I had my wisdom teeth pulled and my cheeks became grapefruits.
Figuring this was not a great first-date look, I made no weekend plans.
Seventy years ago, the Yale sociologist John Ellsworth Jr.
was researching marriage patterns in small towns and concluded: “People will go as far as they have to to find a mate, but no farther.” This still seems to be the case in 2018.
Though the internet allows us to connect with people across the globe near-instantly, dating apps like Tinder prioritize showing us nearby matches, the assumption being the best date is the one we can meet up with as quickly as possible with little inconvenience.
A year and a half ago, I was 23, single, and working as an engineer at the online-dating site Ok Cupid.
For the next few weeks, I called the Austin programmer often.
I wondered what it would be like going on a first date with him, now that I sort of knew him.
One friend had just flown from New York to Israel to see a guy she’d first met on Tinder.“For the right person, distance isn’t a problem,” one user commented.“I was young and stupid when I made the trip,” wrote another.Scruff’s founder, Eric Silverberg, told me the company added the feature when they noticed lots of users were already posting travel itineraries in their profiles; now one in four members posts a new trip every year.But travel flings aside, I suspect most people don’t join dating apps intending to fall in love across continents, especially since it’s so easy to filter matches by distance.