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Your book is called “Sexting Panic.” Who is doing the panicking? Parents, teachers, legislators, prosecutors, school principals…I’m not sure if teens are panicking.
Unfortunately, we're literally engineered to gravitate towards attractive individuals who smell like redwood trees and caramel.
If a phone sex hotline and Tinder drank and had a baby, it would come out as Revealr.
Dating is the same—we've reached critical mass, and that critical mass is critical on getting their mass touched. Anyway, with the act of dating living solely on a mobile platform, the dating app reigns supreme. Hey, gotta quench that thirst somehow—what's that famous Mother Teresa quote?
Oh yes: "Get it girl, get it get it get it, girl." A dating app that allows people to meet based on their intellectual capacities rather than their looks! But, you know what happens when two smart people meet?
Desire's got the vibe of a game with the payoff of improving your relationship and upping your sexual chemistry. Sapio is for smart people without all of the pretension of some of the other "smart people" apps (ahem, The League).
Instead of the regular old "you're-kind-of-hot-so-I-guess-I'll-swipe" mentality, Sapio is genuinely aimed at helping like-minded people find love by pushing users to find someone physically AND MENTALLY attractive.
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