This Documentary Will Expose The Harmful Side Of Online Dating
‘Swiped: Hooking Up In The Digital Age’ comes out on September 10
HBO’s newest documentary will take a deep dive into the ways that dating apps have transformed the way that people navigate sex and relationships. Swiped: Hooking Up In The Digital Age will talk to 20-somethings, as well as experts in the field, to discuss the potential consequences of dating in the digital age.
Currently, the online dating industry is valued at $2.5 billion and, according to the film, users between the ages of 18 and 30 spend about 10 hours per week swiping. Judging by the clip, Swiped will unpack some of the problems dating apps have. For one, the value of appearance over all else. "I'm so caught up in how I look, and then I'm also caught up in how they look,” admits a female user in the clip. The doc also brings up the focus on "that-night hookups" and the "requirements" users have, satirized in the clip by a male user as, “No fat women, no black, only 18 to 25...”
Swiped: Hooking Up In The Digital Age comes to HBO on September 10. Watch the trailer, below.