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But I had no plans to visit Austin and we lost touch.A couple of weeks later, for work, I started combing through a data set of Ok Cupid “success stories”—blurbs that couples wrote in to let us know they’d found a soul mate or spouse through the site.

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Then one day I had my wisdom teeth pulled and my cheeks became grapefruits.

Figuring this was not a great first-date look, I made no weekend plans.

Though the internet allows us to connect with people across the globe near-instantly, dating apps like Tinder prioritize showing us nearby matches, the assumption being the best date is the one we can meet up with as quickly as possible with little inconvenience.

A year and a half ago, I was 23, single, and working as an engineer at the online-dating site Ok Cupid.

Last year, Tinder launched a paid feature called Passport that lets people swipe on members anywhere in the world.

And Scruff, a dating app for gay men, has a section called Scruff Venture that helps users coordinate travel plans and connect with host members in foreign countries.

But sometimes people meet through internet communities that aren’t intended to be for dating.

On Reddit, I discover a community of around 50,000 in a group called /r/Long Distance.

My childhood neighbor from New Jersey, recently divorced, met her Syracuse boyfriend through the phone game Wordfeud.

And one of my Ok Cupid coworkers—a quiet, 32-year-old software engineer named Jessie Walker—told me she’d met her boyfriend of 10 years through an internet forum for introverts while she was a student studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art. They messaged online for over two years before he booked a flight to meet her in Maryland and eventually moved into an apartment with her in Brooklyn.

Scruff’s founder, Eric Silverberg, told me the company added the feature when they noticed lots of users were already posting travel itineraries in their profiles; now one in four members posts a new trip every year.

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