Using dating applications like Tinder, Bumble, Grindr and many more can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. In the pursuit to appear attractive to others, dating app users naturally emphasize certain facets of their lives such as what they like to eat or watch and repress or hide important parts of their personalities such as their sexual preferences. Emerson, 20, and Morris Hsieh, 22, understood the social taboos around discussing particular kinks and fetishes and created Waves , the dating app that openly allows for users to match based on their sexual compatibility. Waves cofounders Morris left and Emerson right. For women, especially, the pressure to appear perfect or attractive on these apps can have adverse effects on their self-esteem and well-being.
Valentine's day greeting card with gift boxes and smartphone on wooden background. Top view with Flat lay.
Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus , Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world. There are numerous martyrdom stories associated with various Valentines connected to February 14,  including a written account of Saint Valentine of Rome's imprisonment for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards known as "valentines". Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.