“If you know what you’re looking for online — and, with the increasingly spooky accuracy of algorithms, even if you aren’t sure — you can find it. If that includes human contact, don’t worry, you can find that too. There’s an array of technology specifically aimed at helping you make friends, including Bumble BFF, a sociable spinoff of the dating app, and Hey Vina, which matches like-minded women. And if that all fails, you can also search for friends online and rent them.” Vox: I paid $47 an hour for someone to be my friend. (I’d pay twice that to be alone.)

+ Buzzfeed: Here’s an in-depth explainer of the drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun for people who are confused AF.

+ Romance novel model Jason Baca, 45, retiring from the genre after posing on over 630 covers.