Online dating is the worst. It's time-consuming, it's full of people you'd rather not talk to, and writing a profile is an exercise in anxiety. So what if you could hire someone to just do it for you?
That's exactly what Katerina Lyadova, a 30-year-old Toronto woman, has done.
After 30 applications and eight interviews, she ended up hiring a student whose job is to scour dating apps for potential matches.
So far, Lyadova has been on three dates, with one of them looking like a promising candidate for a second outing.
Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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