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After our two-hour dinner, Matt still had no idea where I was originally from, what my college major was, what my career aspirations were — no details about my family, friends or hobbies.

Our lack of connection wasn’t necessarily due to a deficiency on my or their part.

Rather, it was simply a lack of social and dispositional compatibility that a mobile app couldn’t possibly discern with six photos and a three-line bio. While all the apps paired by proximity, Hinge took similarity-pairing to another level — matching based on mutual Facebook friends — forming connections that could very well be made in person in real life.

In Ann Arbor, with less opportunity for mobility, stumbling across friends (or GSIs) on the app always feels too close for comfort.

However, John Cacioppo, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago, found that more than one third of marriages between 20 started on the Internet.

Seven days, seven dates: Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Ok Cupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, and my real life best friends vying to make the perfect match.

For context, I have never been on a date with anyone I met online.

However, offline — in person — we probably wouldn’t have had the chance to meet each other in the first place.

My Bumble, Hinge, Ok Cupid and Coffee Meets Bagel dates all ensued in a similar fashion — with men where there was fleeting cyber infatuation, but little chemistry in real life.

I simply posed as the subject of my own experiment, and I’m here to relay my personal observations.

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