by Alexandra Owens
CN Digital Archive/Montrose The Internet has already taken a lot of the mystery out of courtship, and most of us are OK with that. But a new technology seems intent on killing the buzz of spontaneous flirtation, too. NameTag, a facial-recognition app developed for Google Glass, allows you to access personal info about that James Franco clone across the bar just by looking at him.
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I'm not trying to Debbie Downer modern dating--lord knows we've all heard a zillion OkCupid success stories--but if you're meeting a guy in person, there's something to be said for letting nature take its course. A slew of studies have shown the importance of cues like pheromones and the way we walk in finding a partner. Plus, getting to know a total stranger via conversation can actually be fun! (Just ask someone who's over 30.)
So I think I'll take a pass on this one--but what do you think? Would you want all the details up front?