Tinder’s New Paywall Is Going to Destroy Tinder. Here’s Why.

When the basic premise of the game shifts from "everybody is a possibility, choose as many people as you want" to "you have scarce resources, be careful how you apply them," you are going to worry that you aren't apportioning your resources correctly. You are going to think "I really want to interact with you, but I can't." It will feel less hopeful, less exciting, less enjoyable.

My Last $100: Dating Edition

Or, What Prompted Me to Change My Tinder Bio to Simply: Buy me a drink.

Dating Using Discounts

Meaghan: Mike! I just read an excellent article on the Date Report that cites you as a couponing expert. Or um, quotes you about your couponing-while-dating philosophy.

The Economics of Dating, OKCupid Edition

The City of Seattle sets its current population at 640,500. The Pew Research Center claims there are 175,626 single men in the Seattle/Tacoma area. OKCupid says I might like 84 of them.

How I Got $1,000 Back From My Pot-Dealing Ex

I shouldn’t have continued dating Jason once I found out he sold weed. I probably should have just called it quits when he angrily threw a small McDonald’s French fry at me because I didn’t read his mind and buy a burger. And, I definitely shouldn’t have loaned him $1,000 over the course of the few months we dated.

Money and Dating

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Guardian interviewed a dozen or so young people about the financial strain of dating, and how personal finances affect their relationships. Yes, please: