Finding a partner, once reliant on social circles, has become big business. The contemporary ‘blind date’ is no longer a known person recommended by friends but a stranger suggested by algorithms. What are the psychosocial dynamics behind dating platforms and are they changing the basis of romantic love?
is Associate Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Milan, where his work focuses on digital cultures and new forms of labour. He is academic advisor for the project Algocount and principal investigator for the project Craftwork (2021-2025), financed by an Erc Starting grant.