” — before progressing to the deeply revealing, like Question 35: “Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? ” After Nikki Wiart flagged the viral Times article on Facebook, her friends joked about duplicating Aron’s experiment on Tinder.The ultra-popular matchmaking app, which allows viewers to anonymously swipe (like) or tap (reject) photos of potential mates, isn’t exactly known for excruciatingly personal disclosure.If they weren’t interested, they wouldn’t be on the site!)With all of this in mind, let’s take a closer look at the evolution of dating in the digital age.With 81 percent of the United States population living in cities, more people are living in smaller geographical areas, which inflates the roles of bars and restaurants in courtship.These establishments show a slightly higher percentage of chance encounters than online.The possibilities for how it would impact our intimate lives and change the landscape of dating was soon to be seen. In these early days before digital cameras were the rage and you could share photos online, "chat" was just that.
A man and a woman would enter a room as complete strangers, then lob 36 probing questions back and forth, before gazing into each others’ eyes for four minutes.
In less than an hour, participants reported feeling deep connections, and as a recent New York Times story notes, at least one pair ended up marrying.
The method for creating closeness began with a few conversation starters — Question 5: “When did you last sing to yourself?
With the internet, the dating pool was infinite and not bound by geography.
You could talk about anything, with anyone, anywhere.