They are Dan, Alex, and Marty, budding investment bankers at the same financial firm, which recruited Alex and Marty straight from an Ivy League campus.

If I were like, Hey, I just wanna bone, very few people would want to meet up with you …“Do you think this culture is misogynistic?

” he asks lightly.‘I call it the Dating Apocalypse,” says a woman in New York, aged 29.

Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.

Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.

“We are in uncharted territory” when it comes to Tinder et al., says Justin Garcia, a research scientist at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

“There have been two major transitions” in heterosexual mating “in the last four million years,” he says.

“I can go on my phone right now and no doubt I can find someone I can have sex with this evening, probably before midnight.”And is this “good for women”?

Since the emergence of flappers and “moderns” in the 1920s, the debate about what is lost and gained for women in casual sex has been raging, and is raging still—particularly among women.

“But you’re ordering a person.”The comparison to online shopping seems an apt one.

Dating apps are the free-market economy come to sex. tracking to show whether matches have recently “crossed paths,” use it too.

“The first was around 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, in the agricultural revolution, when we became less migratory and more settled,” leading to the establishment of marriage as a cultural contract.