Love

Crown, a new app from Tinder’s parent company, turns dating into a game

If you’re already resentful of online dating culture and how it turned finding companionship into a game, you may not be quite ready for this: Crown, a new dating app that actually turns getting

See you next week in New York

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off

OK Cupid revamps to be less like Tinder, more political

Just in time for Valentine’s Day (ugh, sorry), dating app OK Cupid is getting a makeover. Psych!  Just kidding, the company is introducing a new version of its mobile app today, but OK Cupid&#

Our Cousin Jared

When you spend most of your time working in the technology space you tend to track things like fancy product releases, funding announcements, valuations, liquidity events and so on and so on. People a

#Love: My Biggest Digital Faux Pas

Our attachment to computers can play tricks on us. With the ability to navigate anywhere, order anything, calculate any math problem, and answer any question right in the palm of our hands, it would b

#Love: Crossing The Read Line

The birth of the Read Receipt was inconspicuous enough. It started out in our work email, with easy opt-out options, and was meant to slightly increase productivity. Today, the Read Receipt is everywh

#Love: In The Time Of Spotify

If you look closely at what I’ve built—at my playlists, all of them public—you can see me. You only have to search my name and you’ll see it all right there: what’s in my head. I’m 23, and

#Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

Pornographic media has existed since the dawn of time, but it has never been as widely available and accessible as it is today. That's largely due to the internet, which provides a launch pad for our

#Love: Pride

I've been gay since I was... well, born. At seven years old, I knew something was different when I felt an overwhelming affection for my 19-year-old basketball coach, Cathy. By the time I figured

#Love: Hacking Social Isolation

Dr. Christina Villarreal is a clinical psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. For professional inquiries, visit her website here The evolution of technology into our everyday

#Love: My ‘Friends’ Don’t ‘Like’ Me

When I was writing <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kimstolz.com/buy-the-book-retailers"><em>Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I’ll Never Do</em></a>, I read an article by <a target="_blank" hr

#Love: Meeting My Real-Life Husband In Virtual Vegas

Tinder, Match.com, Plenty of Fish, OKCupid. With dozens of internet dating sites available today, it seems that much of the younger generation is comfortable with the concept of meeting their signific

#Love: Kim Stolz On “Unfriending My Ex”

You may know reality TV celebrity <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Stolz">Kim Stolz</a> as a contestant on America's Next Top Model, or perhaps from MTV News, but what you mig

#Love: Wanderlust

Over the years, I’ve run my passport ragged, each foreign visa and customs stamp an inked reminder of life experiences. I travel as much as possible, sometimes for weeks or months at a time. And eve

#Love: Design For It

If you believed the hype, you’d think technology was killing love. To start, the search has been tainted, or so people say. Algorithms are turning serendipity into superficial math. Swipe righ

#Love: When Mothers Text

I bought my mom a cellphone a few years ago. It was just a simple Nokia flip phone. Something to keep with her on long drives to use in an emergency. She has a penchant for driving long distances, oft

#Love: What’s Your Type?

There was a time, I'm told, when the closest that two lovers came to text messaging was written love letters, sent through the snail mail. Perhaps they were from a soldier to his sweetheart back home,

#Love: I’m Single, Therefore I Tinder

In the game of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/tinder/">Tinder</a>, you win or you get bored and give up. That is pretty much standard operating procedure for anyone with a smartphone and a l

#Love: Thanks, Porn

As a modern married male, the times spent alone with my computer and a box of tissues are, in some ways, the best times. That is not to say the manifold pleasures of family life and the wild menagerie

#Love: When Your Lover Has Your Password

There is a special milestone in each significant relationship that is rarely celebrated. There's no holiday, no dinner, and no party. It just happens - one day you're strangers, the next you're not.
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