The gamification of courtship has gone global

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Deep Dive: Future of Dating

Special report: The gamification of courtship

Game: Harry Stevens and Rebecca Zisser/Axios

The gamification of courtship has gone global, from viral matchmaker shows in China to Tinder users who don't stop swiping even after finding love.

The new rite of passage: Young, busy and still single

Young people around the world are delaying marriage and children, and embracing a new life stage of singleness marked by budding careers, hip urban areas, adult roommates and dating.

Why it matters: The delay in achieving traditional markers of adulthood have contributed to falling fertility rates in many wealthy nations, raising concerns about the ultimate economic impact of a shrinking future generation.

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