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Emotional Health · Sex & Sexuality

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Young Women, Dating Apps, and Sexual Hyperactivity

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While casual sex became acceptable to many young people, it wasn’t until the advent of the Internet that people didn’t have to actually meet each other to have sex. A recent article in 'Vanity Fair' describes the “hook-up culture,” which is facilitated by apps like Tinder and Hinge, as the “dating apocalypse.”

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Emotional Health · Relationships & Dating

Common Online Dating Fears: What’s Stopping You?

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Dr. Cecilia Ford

Internet dating is the 21st century version of the blind date. It has replaced the hook-ups of the eighties, the bar scene of the seventies, the rock festivals of the sixties, and the mixers of the fifties, as the way men and women meet and get together. And who’s leading the digital dating pack? The New York Times reports that singles 55 and up “are visiting American dating sites more than any other age group.”

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