Instagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond that core element, it's continued to be the bane of my existence — at least while writing about the tech industry, chatting with friends, and watching the world around me strain to be more "Instagrammable. I understand some people — maybe a decent amount of Instagram's million daily users — are inspired by the photos they see in their feeds. For my colleague Miriam Kramer , her highly curated Instagram account is a much-preferred distraction to the Facebook app. For one of my best friends Lizza Monet Morales , Instagram is part of her career as an actress, TV host, and social media personality. For me, Instagram is a place of fakeness, humblebrags, and harassment, and I don't want to be a part of it anymore.
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Yeah, a lot of cities are good at a lot of things. Or to live if you want to roller blade to work. What we do care about, however, is where we can get the most action with the least amount of effort. And to figure that out, we took a list of the 30 busiest US Tinder markets as provided by the company and narrowed it down using three important criteria known to increase odds and fuel the flames of "romance": number of bars per people according to a study by Infogroup Targeting Solutions ; percentage of single residents; and lopsided ratios of women to men. The 11th-most-active Tinder city has almost three bars per thousand residents, and more women than men. Also, that Minnesota is cold.
21 people reveal why they don't use dating apps — and how they meet people instead
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There seems to be a certain stigma towards dating apps here in Japan. American magazine Fast Company claims that if asked, almost no one will confess using them. This might go back to scams that happened in the 90s.