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Was your mother a narcissist? And other questions a dating app should ask | Emma Brockes

I wonder what a truly honest dating questionnaire would look like – it could be almost too unpalatable to bear
‘The biggest problem with the dating app process is that it seems to assume we are drawn to the like-minded.’ Photograph: Alamy

Summer makes some single people think of going on dates, and a slew of friends have recently signed up for dating apps. The “science” of the algorithms behind these services is always being updated but the underlying presumptions seem to stay broadly the same: assuming that it doesn’t all come down to the

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