Scrolling through profiles, doggedly churning out message after message to the attractive women they want to date. That MeToo-fueled chilling effect adds another layer of dreariness to the already monotonous and soul-crushing world of online dating, which is now a billion-dollar industry. We can speculate all we want on the differences between male and female patterns of communication, how women use language to connect, and men use language to impress.
Studies have shown they decrease your response rate. Earl, I believe, is an online shout cosmonaut. They do the work and they don't complain about it, well not usually. Lee Hill, our digital media guy, is here with me as usual.