They're part of the three woman team, including front-end developer Vesna Planko, behind Dattch, a dating app designed to cater for lesbian, bisexual and bi-curious women.CEO Robyn founded Dattch in 2012 after working for several years at a branding agency, where one of her clients was one of the largest dating businesses.The article connects this history to other examples in the history of technology that show how technological systems touted as “revolutionary” often help entrenched structural biases proliferate rather than breaking them down.
“Shemar goes to every single play I’ve ever done ever since I’ve met him,” she says.
“All of them do, actually.”The daughter of elementary school teachers (dad was band director and an opera singer, as well), Vangsness grew up in Southern California’s theater community but didn’t quite fit in.
Naturally, the stories that appear in the paper tend to be dramatic.
(Deadly diseases and trips to the emergency room are recurring features.) And the columns are disproportionately written by professional writers, which means the stories are evenly paced, and cleanly structured, in a way that love often isn’t.
Dating proves to be a particularly fruitful topic, with online dating a favorite subject. Tinder gets six mentions; OKCupid appears in three; and Hinge, e Harmony, and JDate all get nods.