E-Dating Mockery

Anxiety around online dating is alleviated with humor

Implications - Mobile and online dating has been hailed for its convenience, efficiency and accessibility, becoming increasingly popular among millennials. However, a lack of face-to-face interaction and generally streamlined approach to courtship reveals an underlying propensity for socially uncomfortable situations. Consumers are exhibiting a willingness to satirize or parody the process, revealing that humor and self-mockery continue to be a captivating method of engagement, even for popular products and services.
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255,143 Total Clicks
May 14 - Jan 15
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SCORE 5.2
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SCORE 3.3
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Mild 565 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 15
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Mild 512 Clicks Pub: Dec 11, 14
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Mild 472 Clicks Pub: Oct 30, 14
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Untested 353 Clicks Pub: May 15, 14
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