Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
"Everything which has come down to us from heathendom is wrapped in a thick fog; it belongs to a space of time we cannot measure.
We know that it is older than Christendom, but whether by a couple of years or a couple of centuries, or even by more than a millenium, we can do no more than guess." [Rasmus Nyerup, (Danish antiquarian), 1802 (in Trigger, 19)].
“It’s a whole lot easier for people to fall in love or be romantic on a trip, usually in an exotic place.” Travel dating isn’t an entirely novel concept in the tech world.
Miss Travel, which just launched its mobile app last week, is taking the concept a step further.
Renfrew (1973) called it 'the radiocarbon revolution' in describing its impact upon the human sciences.
Oakley (1979) suggested its development meant an almost complete re-writing of the evolution and cultural emergence of the human species.
Ever wanted to travel to an exotic island for a week but didn’t have the cash?
Well, thanks to Miss Travel, that’s not a problem anymore — if, and it’s a big if, you’re a young, attractive woman who’s willing to swipe right on a lonely, wealthy travel companion.