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Dear Wendy

Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

#MeToo Sparked The Next, Great Sexual Revolution For Women

Woah: Flirty or Friendzone? New apps can use machine intelligence to determine if your text conversations are imbued with hidden romantic sparks.

And they say romance is dead: ‘Freeze… and marry me!’ – Russians who propose at gunpoint

Women Poop. Sometimes At Work. Get Over It.

How Happy Couples Argue

This is terrible: Over 3 million women in U.S. say their first sexual experience was rape

Also fucking terrible and not at all a surprise: With Abortion Restrictions On The Rise, Some Women Induce Their Own

And this is a different kind of sad, but sad all the same: Now Tinder Wants You to Have Your First Date on Tinder

Let’s end on a high note: Today’s global climate strike, led by 16-year-old superhero Greta Thunberg, is massive

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Copa September 20, 2019, 10:07 am

    I read that Tinder article, and SwipeNight sounds really weird. I met my boyfriend on Bumble, and doubt I would’ve ever chosen to participate in anything like that. It was hard to start up a conversation via the texting function with some men, but not all. Conversation always flowed easily and naturally with my boyfriend, even via text before we’d met in person. I didn’t feel like I had significantly less context for the guys I’d see on dating apps than I did the guys I went on dates with that I met going about my life but whom I didn’t actually know (e.g., the guy I met while riding the bus who asked for my number).

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    Bittergaymark September 20, 2019, 11:03 am

    The gunpoint proposal sounds batshit fucking crazy.

    That said — I kinda sorta imagine that many a bridezilla in training would LOVE all the drama and the endless amount of time she could tell THAT story.

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  • Fyodor September 20, 2019, 12:39 pm

    According to the article, they did the gunpoint thing a a kid’s birthday party too.

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  • anonymousse September 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

    I just cannot with the gunpoint thing. Imagine your most trusted person doing this to you, ugh!

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