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20 Jan

At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.

Just as trendiness has spawned the dating app phenomenon, it has also brought people back to practices they consider nostalgic, like dance lessons, love letters, and now, speed-dating.

Woman Number 10, who is Chinese, has brought along her friend Lin.

While Number 10 is dating, Lin sits by me and watches the scene.

I ask her why she came along.“My friend just wanted some support,” she says. In China, her parents are telling her that she needs to find somebody, she needs to date. ”“Oh,” I say, trying to cover up that I find her story sad.

The other day I had a trio of men all under 25 tell me they had found their latest girlfriends at a recent event.These young daters seem to be looking beyond newfangled methods like Tinder in the same way that they are wearing vintage hats and buying vinyl records.Woman Number Four sidles over to me, waving a ringing phone.“It’s a man! Maybe this stranger just has more potential, simply because he's a photograph, than, for example, Man Number Four sitting in front of her, with his almost empty pint of beer and pinkish stubble.* * *With the industry’s change in speed has come a change in depth.