Dating critic

“Hookup culture, which has been percolating for about a hundred years, has collided with dating apps, which have acted like a wayward meteor on the now dinosaur-like rituals ofcourtship.” The traditional methods of dating and courtship are out; endlessly jumping from fling to fling is in.

And women, despite the supposed benefits of sexual liberation, are coming out losers in this hurried new sexual landscape — used, then discarded in a pile of dick pics.

Each episode this season has been a loosely structured but evocative and charming vignette, and “First Date” is a vignette made up of smaller vignettes.

Opening just before Valentine’s Day, the movie follows four women as they navigate finding love in New York City and the men they come across.

Robin (Rebel Wilson, her usual outlandish yet hilarious self) parties hard and has few attachments.

Although Sales pins her case on online dating in general, she’s mostly focused on Tinder, whose “swipe” function she sees as the epitome of quick and easy shopping for sex.

Tinder did not like this, and 30 ill-advised tweets ensued, first questioning Sales’ reporting, escalating to claiming that Tinder is bringing people in China and North Korea together, and culminating in the grand pronouncement that “Generation Tinder” is changing theworld.