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Why Dating Is Hard for Millennials

Dec 19, 2019 | 14 videos
Video by The Atlantic

The landscape of modern romance is peppered with dating apps. It’s how most new couples meet. In the latest episode of The Idea File, staff writer Ashley Fetters explains the social implications of online dating.


“More people than ever are dating in a limitless marketplace,” she says in the video. “Today’s dating pool, I think, has a different skill set.”


For more, read two of Fetters’s articles, “The 5 Years That Changed Dating” and “Why It’s So Hard for Young People to Date Offline.”

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Authors: Catherine Spangler, Sophia Myszkowski

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