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Should dating apps tell us how sexy we are? | Coco Khan

App algorithms rank results so dating opportunities end up being hoarded by the few. One app told me my score
‘Dating apps use rankings to decide which other users are shown to you.’ Photograph: Alamy

Marks out of 10: how attractive do you think you are? Perhaps you’d describe yourself as a six on a good hair day, or seven when you’ve caught the sun? Attractiveness, after all, is subjective, and can change from day to day. Besides, isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? But the truth is, if you have ever used an internet dating app, your desirability has been rated. It has to be. are integral to how most mainstream dating apps, purportedly including Tinder

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