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Computer Love: Replicating Social Order Through Early Computer Dating Systems

Abstract: Although online dating has only recently become culturally acceptable and widespread, using computers to make romantic matches has a long history. But rather than revolutionizing how people met and married, this article shows how early computerized dating systems re-inscribed conservative social norms about gender, race, class, and sexuality. It explores the mid-twentieth century origins … Continue reading Computer Love: Replicating Social Order Through Early Computer Dating Systems