In just a few short years, online dating has become the norm among single people, and it's now the people who don'tengage in the online dating scene who are labeled weirdos. But what does this mean for society as a whole? That's what the new HBO documentary Swiped, out Sept. 10, is looking to find out.
The doc's full title is Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age, and it might just give you pause before the next time you open up Tinder. As some experts in the doc suggest, the whole online dating process might not be the healthiest way to go about looking for a relationship. So what about online dating apps is unhealthy? For one, the apps' often male-oriented focus on physical appearance and sex above all else can lead to serious problems like women being treated as sex objects.