Your tech-support provider might not be able to fix your shattered smartphone, but at least she won’t shatter your heart.As the story notes, a sweater can’t reject you or lie about its age or show up to dinner wearing a blaze-orange hunting vest.In the past girls began pinning up their hair at the age of 15 to indicate they were eligible for marriage. Girls mostly stayed at home and were rarely in the company of non-family members.
Molly, in particular, demonstrates the weird emotional balancing act that accompanies dating in the digital age, a simultaneous feeling of scarcity and plenty: that the reserves of eligible men are quickly depleting (she is crushed when she finds out her Asian co-worker is engaged to an eligible black man), while at the same time, it would be foolish to settle when Mr.Perfect could be just one click or swipe away (“You gotta fuck a lot of frogs to get a good frog,” she muses at one point. Insecure explores what happens when a modern, self-actualized career woman knocks up against rigid ideas about love and dating (even when those rigid ideas are her own).Twenty-year-old Barbara Li, a lingustics majorr from Nanjing University who works at a magazine in Shanghai, told The Times, “I’ve been single all my life.In high school, we were not permitted to have boyfriends.,” the ratings giant went about the meticulous work of dispassionately reporting the results of a survey of about 115,000 subscribers in meticulous detail. And a handy guide to dating lingo such as “Netflix and chill” (in case you didn’t know, it’s slang for coming over to have sex) and “Tinderella” (a “twist on Cinderella; popular with male Tinder users to describe the perfect match”) for newbies.
Even the highest ranking site — the free Ok Cupid — received a reader score of 56, which basically translates to “meh.” (Runners up: Tinder, with a 52; Grindr, with a 52 and Plenty Of Fish, with a 50.; all are also free.) Or as the story dispassionately puts it: Respondents “gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has ever seen for services rendered — lower even than for tech-support providers.” But is that really Tinder’s fault?
We talked to the men and women behind niche dating websites to find out what makes their crazy ideas so successful.
From simple revenue models to familiarity with their customers, niche dating site creators believe they have a handle on their specific market.
Molly is successful, beautiful, and smart — as Issa points out in the pilot, she can charm both black and white people with equal ease — and is frustrated with dating the guys who aren’t in her league.
“Just because we have standards does not mean we’re difficult,” Molly proclaims at one point.
“I’ve been waiting like three months to get approved for this.