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Human Parts

Why I Gave Up on the False Promise of Online Dating Algorithms

Swipe all you want, but if you really want a relationship, you can’t avoid vulnerability

Illustration: Jeffrey Fletcher

AAfter leaving my partner of six years in Scotland, I didn’t date for two years. I was grieving my relationship, even though ending it was for the best. I was also consumed by my first job as a professor, and…




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Nicole Peeler

Nicole Peeler

Novelist and essayist. Director of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. Find out more at

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