Lisa Reich explores the new, far-flung dating frontiers. The world used to be such a big place, but the internet has made it tiny.
From sites such as to newer apps like Happn (that man you just walked past in the street?
They want to swipe before they get there,’ says Tinder CEO and co-founder Sean Rad (who is, for the record, handsome and single).
By the laws of probability, wherever you go on your travels, there are Tinder users waiting for you, so you have to think big – you can fall in love anywhere in the world.
He could be yours), it feels like there’s never been a better time to date. It launched this year and in terms of love (and hooking up, if you want to be cynical), the possibilities suddenly seem endless.
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