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    Slant is a mobile-first news startup on a mission to empower people to publish professional-quality journalism and get paid for it. Slant is redefining what news means to you.
    By Ashley Schneider

    I've heard it; I've felt it; I understand the problem. Dating in the age of tech feels impossible.

    How many OKCupid dates must one go on before finding something of an organic connection, or at least a moderately satisfying short-term relationship? Does Tinder even lead to emotions, let alone a second date?

    Most importantly: Is it even possible to meet someone in real life anymore? Yes. Yes, it is.
    Here's how to play the dating game even when it seems impossible to find anyone datable.

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