In fact, the more I interact with this age group, the more grateful I am that there was no social media when I was in high school. It seems to have really ####ed these kids up to have their lives scrutinized from such a young age. It's made them both overly self-conscious and judgmental and inhibited their ability to communicate. Many of them are clearly more comfortable messaging than speaking. There's also a lot of conformity in regard to opinions and behavior. I often feel like I could interact with any one of them and the other half the conversation would be identical. Yes, these are techies so it's perhaps more extreme than other types in the same age group, but I think it's probably pretty far-reaching.
"If you're looking for someone with somewhat outre aesthetic tastes, you'll have a higher probability of coming across them on Tinder."
Regardless of what I said to Joe H. about his girl's good taste in music and films being a definite plus, it's not something I've ever really valued much in regard to relationships. As long as there's enough common ground and I'm not constantly exposed to music or films that *really* bother me for one reason or another, I can let it slide. Although if I do have a type, it historically seems to be artsy and nerdy but also extroverted (often straightup loud and opinionated). Whenever one of my friends brings a pretty face with no discernible personality around, I'm a bit dumbfounded (especially when they wind up in a long term relationship with- or even get married to- such a person)