Washington Post

Silicon Valley singles are giving up on the algorithms of love

Melissa Hobley, an executive at the dating app OkCupid, hears the complaints about the apps regularly and thinks they get a bad rap. Silicon Valley workers "are in the business of scalable, quick solutions and love takes time, she said. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Kate Chan, a 30-year-old digital marketer in Silicon Valley, first approached dating apps with a blend of curiosity and hope that they'd help her find a great guy.

But after six months of dead-end mismatches with guys she thought were boring or work-obsessed, she has gone back to what she called "meeting the old-fashioned way": without a screen. She now meets guys at do-it-yourself crafting meet-ups and her rock-climbing gym...

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