HUFFINGTON POST - Feb 2 - Dan Slater, author of Love in the Time of Algorithms.
Q: What inspired you to write a book about online dating?
A: I become single at the age of 31. I started using online dating and also found out my parents met through a computer dating service in the '60s. I went to iDate in 2011 to learn about the business and wrote an article in GQ, which became a launching pad.
Q: You take the position that online dating threatens monogamy.
A: People who are in relationships, which aren't fantastic, might have stayed together before. Online dating makes it easier to leave and find someone better.
Q: Do you think the dating algorithms help to create better matches?
A: I believe online dating is getting better at predicting who would get along on a first date.
Q: Do you agree marriage will become obsolete?
A: No. People who are in successful marriages will tell you that marriage is one of the best things that has ever happened in their lives.
Q: With the announcement of Facebook's Graph Search, how do you think that will affect the traditional online dating sites?
A: It will help the industry. Once people experience dating on Facebook, it sends society a huge message that any stigma attached to this is now gone.
Q: What's next for Dan Slater?
A: I'm a journalist and I want to write. I will now be a lifetime follower of the industry and who the players are as well.