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How I Learned to Stop Hating Video Dating

Lots of things are bad right now. But dating in pajama pants is not one of them.

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TThey say if you do something enough, you’re an expert at it, and I take a bit of pride in my mastery of first dates. Not that they are always good or that I always give or get a second, but I can feel people out fairly easily and adapt accordingly. I can read…

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Emily J. Smith

Emily J. Smith

Writer and founder of Chorus, the matchmaking app where friends swipe for friends. More at (or

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