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Whenever Verge editor (and Vox Media coworker) Chris Welch tweeted a screenshot of the relationship application that reminded users to “send a text that produces your lover look at 12pm” or “ask about my partner’s at 6pm, ” it quickly went viral day.
“Imagine your better half speaking or texting you because a software said legit hookup sites so, ” read one response. “Maybe simply design a boyfriend that is virtual and cut right out the center man, ” said another person. “If we ever reach this time, let’s simply split up, ” one girl published, tagging (presumably) her partner.
A faceless app playing an intimate role in a marriage sounds like something out of Black Mirror, and anyone who has seen a single episode of that show would be forgiven for assuming everything that is mediated by your phone is inherently evil because sure, on the surface. (more…)