Life of the Party podcast: Why online dating apps are the real black hole

From Hinge to Bumble to Tinder, avid dating app user Kathryn Varn talks pitfalls, tips and horror stories.
Kathryn Varn, Times staff writer. Courtesy of Kathryn Varn.
Kathryn Varn, Times staff writer. Courtesy of Kathryn Varn.
Published April 12
Updated April 12

This week, we heard the news that scientists captured an image of a black hole for the first time. But you know what’s the real black hole?

Online dating.

The Life of the Party podcast welcomes reporter and avid dating app user Kathryn Varn to talk pitfalls, tips and horror stories. What is Hinge? Why are so many men holding fish in their profile pictures? Can we ever really get to know anyone online?

Oh, and there’s this: Kathryn’s parents bought her a subscription to match.com. Find out how that’s going.

Plus, we explore gossip from the two royal families — the British one, where everyone might be fighting, and the American one, the Kardashians. Kim tells Vogue she plans to be a lawyer.

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