How have apps changed the way we date?
8 Oct 2019
How have apps changed the way we date?

Whether on the search for a hook-up or something longer-lasting, digital dating platforms have become the first port of call for many singletons. Canvas8 spoke to three experts to learn more about the modern romance landscape and to find out whether apps have killed the long-term relationship.

Julia Macmillan

Julia Macmillan founded Toyboy Warehouse in 2007 as the first dating site for women and younger men, later selling it in 2013. After creating the Radical Dining Society, designed for people wanting to experience up-and-coming chefs, she decided to go back to improve the experience of online dating. This led her to launch i2i, a social app that’s being tested at London-based universities.

James Preece

James Preece is one of the UK's leading dating experts and dating coaches. He’s been working in the industry for 15 years and is involved in a variety of areas, such as personal dating coaching, online dating, singles’ events, and consulting for dating companies.

Nichi Hodgson

Nichi Hodgson is a journalist, broadcaster, and author who regularly contributes to The Guardian, BBC, and Sky News on sexual politics, relationships, and technology. Her latest book, The Curious History of Dating: From Jane Austen to Tinder, is published by Little, Brown.

Abi Buller

Abi Buller is the editorial assistant at Canvas8, which specializes in behavioral insights and consumer research. She holds a degree in Creative Direction for Fashion from the University of the Arts London. Outside of work, you'll find her wandering around art galleries, practising yoga and seeking out new pastel-coloured garments to add to her collection.