• ‘It felt like a job application': the people weeding out first dates with questionnaires

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Some app users are sending out surveys to screen potential suitors. But can a pop quiz ever lead to love? One night this January, as Robert Stewart scrolled through old Hinge matches, he decided to revive a conversation he had begun months ago with a woman on the dating app. After picking up where they left off and exchanging a few pleasantries, Stewart asked if the woman wanted to get on a phone call. He hoped it would lead to an in-person date. “We could do that,” the woman answered, but with one caveat. “You mind filling out a questionnaire for me first?”
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