Dating sites are only as good as their ability to make matches.

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Older online dating sites like OKCupid now have apps as well.

In 2016, dating apps are old news, just an increasingly normal way to look for love and sex. Of course, results can vary depending on what it is people want—to hook up or have casual sex, to date casually, or to date as a way of actively looking for a relationship.“I have had lots of luck hooking up, so if that’s the criteria I would say it’s certainly served its purpose,” says Brian, a 44-year-old gay man who works in fashion retail in New York City.

In How About -- a site that asks people to write date ideas -- he saw a potential for greatness.

"In retrospect, the personals section was an obviously place to look for new revenue streams and new features, but not one where we had built up much expertise," Serena Torrey, New York Media's executive director of business development, told The Wire on Friday afternoon. The site will live within NYMag.com, and it will be "heavily" promoted by email blasts, banner ads, pages in the print magazine, and other outlets, Torrey said.

I’m pretty frustrated and annoyed with it because it feels like you have to put in a lot of swiping to get like one good date.”I have a theory that this exhaustion is making dating apps worse at performing their function.

When the apps were new, people were excited, and actively using them.

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