#35: The Curious Curse of Online Dating

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JP and Elah dissect why online dating is such a cesspool of misery, reviewing each stage of the process to identify its unique capacity for inflicting pain.

Show notes:

Our inspiration is researcher Dan Ariely and his quest to find out why online dating is so unsatisfying. Ariely studies other interesting stuff too, like “behavioral economics”, which is much cooler than it sounds. Check out his book, Predictably Irrational. You can get the audiobook free by signing up for the Audible trial.

Theme song by Drew Danburry, and the rest by:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • Allo Darlin’ “If Loneliness Was Art”
  • Ian Whitcomb “Somebody Stole My Gal”
  • Luther Ingram “I’ll Be Your Shelter (In Time of Storm)”
  • Starfucker “German Love”

Photo by Don Hankins, creative commons

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