Celebs Go Dating's Anna Williamson offers her advice for dating in the digital age and how to navigate an online lockdown date
In the first episode, we see 29-year-old hairdresser Alex get to know Rob, a 23-year-old sales advisor.
The study, conducted by researchers at Queensland University of Technology and published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, found that while people do tend to date those with similar educational levels, that changes once they get older. On the other hand, those with comparatively lower education levels became more interested in contacting dates with higher education levels. "Older women in particular have a greater likelihood of contacting potential partners who are less educated than themselves but conversely, younger males fall into this category as well," Stephen Whyte, one of the authors of the study, said in a press release.
Tinder has launched a new feature to accommodate trans and gender non-conforming users. The dating app had been criticised previously for only offering two options when selecting gender identity – man or woman. Users will be able to apply the term that best describes their gender identity.
Ever been on a Tinder date and wondered what the guy or girl was really thinking when they right swiped you, got chatting and agreed to meet? Well, this video created by two artists who met via the swipe interface may offer some insight. Daniela Sea and Andy Leek, from London, decided it would make an interesting collaboration to show two different perspectives on a date after noticing via their bios that they both shared arts backgrounds.
People’s digital dating worlds came crashing down yesterday when Tinder went down for a number of hours worldwide, with the UK worst effected as the failure struck between 7pm and 12am GMT. One user named Chris Simpson told BBC Newsbeat: "I lost all of my matches last night, including a girl I think could be my dream girl after years of searching. There’s no need for a Tinder victims support group just yet though, as the makers of the dating app assured users via Twitter that their matches would be restored if they logged out and back in again following the technical difficulties.