Dating apps make it seem like love is easier than ever before. But is it really love if it doesn't hurt?
Traditionally, signalling that you love someone has been an expensive process. As the story from the Panchatantra tells us, the beautiful feathers that a peacock displays in order to attract a mate are not cheap. Male black widow spiders offer themselves as food in their attempt to copulate. As numerous movies from the 80s and 90s illustrate, even humans have gone as far as using their own blood—as ink to write love letters. But today, we swipe right twice and expect to fall in love.