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on Wednesday reported that tennis star Serena Williams is dating Alexis Ohanian.
You can tell this story is rock-solid because it’s attributed to “an onlooker” who spotted the pair at a gymnastics center in Los Angeles.
Dubbed “the Internet’s own cheerleader” by the Ohanian’s idealism, I should note, tends more toward the “hands-off-our-free-speech” variety than what Redditors might call the “social justice warrior” mode.
Ohanian has never condoned the ugly strains of racism and misogyny that thrive on the site he built.
Let no one speculate that Williams is dating Ohanian for his money.
(If it seems like just yesterday that Williams was reported to be pregnant with Drake’s baby—well, it was.) Ohanian, 32, is in many ways the archetypal tech bro.
Easy might include filling out your height, while hard might include coming up with a good dating profile headline. If you can be funny, it’s universally acknowledged as a good idea. Looks like women should use words like sweet, optimistic, and thoughtful, while men should use words like passionate, spontaneous, and perceptive.
A study of 1.2 million profiles by Plenty of Fish showed women who got into a relationship online used the word “relationship” 16 percent more than women who were still single. Why not be honest and speak from that place in your heart?
But, despite continuing to be closely involved with the site over the years, including a controversial stint as executive chairman, Ohanian hasn’t done a whole lot to stop it, either.
On the other hand, he’s contributed to a long list of altruistic causes, spending time as a Kiva fellow in Armenia and leading a crowdfunding campaign for the nonprofit Black Girls Code.
If they don’t and it’s still funny, you look like you’re funny and original. Apparently people who talk about relationships and love find relationships and love.