Are dating apps for 'successful people' elitist?

Dating before the Internet era is a fascinating concept to anyone born after 1985. While it remains possible to fall head over heels in love with a like-minded stranger in a bar or club, the idea of finding a lifelong partner by chance at a party today seems sweetly old-fashioned and somewhat unscientific.

Speak to any millennial about dating in the 1990s or before and they will look at you with amazement at the constraints singletons once faced without the help of mobile phones, social media, dating websites and apps. Finding love in the 21st century has arguably never been easier. Except, of course, it is not.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2018, with the headline 'Are dating apps for 'successful people' elitist?'. Print Edition | Subscribe