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On dating apps, does it really empower women to compel them to make the first move?

By Riki Thompson, Associate Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing Studies, University of Washington
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Heterosexual dating conventions have long held that men make the first move: first to flirt, first to ask out on a date, first to propose.

What if the roles were reversed?

That’s what one dating app, Bumble, has tried to do.

Bumble brands itself as a feminist dating app that’s designed to empower women. According to Bumble’s website, the app was developed to “challenge the antiquated rules of dating” by requiring…The Conversation

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