Wedding speeches these days often have a reference to Bumble or Tinder or even the Afrikaans dating app Koer as part of the happy relationship’s origin story.

Smartphones and their apps now make it, in theory at least, possible to meet a soulmate in cyberspace. Better or safer than striking up a conversation in a bookstore, at work, or in a bar — who knows? But certainly quicker. And that means a higher volume of possible mates and plenty more dates...

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