Enough of the ideological stuff (for now) let’s get into the stick of it.

So far, I’ve reflected on some of the weird and frustrating aspects of my five months within the Hive. But, now I want to share more of the personal side of my experiences using Bumble in a fumbling attempt to search, flirt, date and do what bunnies do. Please join me in a tantalizing travel…

Do you ever feel like Bumble is putting the sting back into the sex wars? #MeToo

I chose to go on Bumble because it came with the promise of a fem-forward, sex positive, not-so-stigmatized route towards dating, tristes and maybe something more solid. I appreciated Bumble’s appeal to professionals (or just people with functioning cortexes) and promise of a first-ever feminist-oriented algorithm and method of connecting. However, as I scrolled and…

After the photo comes the fear of failure (and the complete and utter disbelief this is what my dating pool looks like)

When you meet someone in person, you remark how cute their dimples are, how their laugh reminds you of an aesthetically-gifted Santa Claus and the way they roll up their sleeves to expose some seriously well-defined forearms. But, when you encounter that same potential heartthrob through the lens of dating apps, you risk missing out…

LFP Article

'Sticky, sexy, sad': Western researcher shares dating app experience As a researcher into sexuality and a single woman looking for dates, Western University professor Treena Orchard looked forward to joining the popular dating app geared to women called Bumble. RANDY RICHMOND April 29, 2019 Western researcher Treena Orchard has written a blog and book on…