books that shed light on a mass phenomenon

According to a survey conducted by IFOP in 2018, one in four French people have already chosen to register on a dating site or application. If we go back to 2006, at the very beginning of this event, before the Tinder era (launched in 2012), half the likelihood that they would regularly visit this type of service.

cupid two point zero (224 pages, € 4.90), Alexandra Raillan

With this little book published in Marabout, Alexandra Raillan is aimed primarily at the fair sex who find themselves lost on dating sites. How, in fact, to deal with the influx of requests from married men, absolute nerds, even queutards?

If it is very difficult to easily find the unique pearl, the author goes directly to the source, interviewing registered men but also professionals from the dating world to learn more about the methods used. of those willing to do anything. … Deceive their future partner. Here’s a little guide to put on everyone’s hands to avoid the pitfalls, along with little tips to help you not waste time trying to clear the sea before it’s too late. the right fish.

If, for women, the first trap is not to take for an idiot, on the side of men, it is above all a question of facing constant competition. If you enjoy browsing the sites to meet women, you immediately know the most important offer that exists. Then how to choose? Every site has its characteristics, and you need to separate the wheat from the chaff, because many platforms seek to entice the customer by using fake profiles, to charge, but have no real consequences. …

I have met on the internet (193 pages, € 19.90)

However, if we persevere, we may get caught up in the game’s beautiful story. This is what the book says I met someone on the internet, published in 2021. We saw gathered there twenty two true stories, romantic as you like. These exciting intrigues are told by people who have had the opportunity to live them, which makes these stories even more exciting.

The reader is invited, in this way, to step behind the scenes of online dating. In fact, the book not only makes us dream with the telling of many stories, it also gives advice to avoid pitfalls. Also included is a guide to find out which dating site best meets our expectations.

Misere-sexuale.comStéphane Rose (192 pages, € 15)

However, if you’ve been dreaming enough, and you want to dive into the sad reality, it’s worth a turn to read Stéphane Rose’s work, which has an inspiring title, and is published in the excellent house of La Musardine. The author raises the curtain on what is hidden behind the beautiful marketing operations we have witnessed around dating sites.

Far from the syrupy images that point to the Paris metro, the user runs the risk of returning empty-handed, with high prices to find themselves facing a very low demand. in females compared to male raptors that seem to multiply. There is an autobiography in the book by Stéphane Rose, who himself was a regular user of Meetic, before finally deciding to turn to Facebook, with slower and more subtle methods.

That’s why it’s a paid investigation but it can also make you smile every now and then to figure out online dating, while making the rounds of a business not nearly dead. Even if Tinder is affected by the health crisis, the connectivity interface, which belongs to the Match group, is always placed at the top of the most useful applications …

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