- Romance in the age of the internet
Romance in the age of the internet
Links on love and loss for Valentine’s Day
Welcome to Borderless, the newsletter for global citizens.
Every week, we handpick the best links to help you navigate the quirks of working on the internet and living across borders.
Hinge, the rising star of online dating, has users torn between wanting to swipe left or right. Despite its success, it’s often described as the "best of the worst." Can technology truly deliver genuine connections?
Hanna Kozlowska for Vox
Breakups hurt like hell. Literally. Studies show that the end of a relationship activates the same parts of the brain as when addicts withdraw from opioids. The good news is that you can heal your heartbreak. The bad news is that doing so involves fighting off all your natural instincts…
Guy Winch for TED Talks
🌍 Guess that Country
Being on the move complicates relationship dynamics. We often chalk up the dating struggle to not wanting to get too attached. But what if it's more about not wanting to be tied to a location?
Ginny Hogan for Sloan
Turns out that attending a wedding doesn’t have to mess up your work schedule anymore. Couples and guests alike are seizing the opportunity to blend work and play, by hosting pre-wedding festivities in Airbnbs, midweek ceremonies, and week-long celebrations.
Julie Weed for The New York Times
Should I stay or should I go? The world’s leading relationship expert unpacks the struggle immortalized by The Clash. If you’re conflicted – be that in a relationship or place, you’re not alone. We all walk the tightrope between security and freedom. So, how should we navigate these seemingly opposing desires?
Esther Perel for Letters from Esther
Women in China are hiring professional female cosplayers to impersonate their favorite male video game characters and go on IRL dates. These women are blurring the lines between online and offline desire by choosing fantasy men over real-life disappointments…
Wu Peiyue for Sixth Tone
How do you date on the road?