Never have sex on the first date.

Never share too much about yourself too quickly.

Keep the mystery alive. The more you make someone wait, the more that person will be into you.

That’s what all the online dating experts say. Patience is a virtue.

I have been sending him a picture of the loading sign instead and he still hasn't realized, explores our patience deficit. Our perception of time has been changed by technology. Moving from using a fast web connection to a slower one can be annoying. Processes that take just a second longer than usual, such as downloading a photo or opening a web page can put us on edge. The Internet feeds our need for instant gratification.

So, how do we apply our modern perception of time to online dating? Is sending a nude ruining the mystery?

Will we lose our new date’s interest if it takes one second longer to load our nude picture?

I have been sending him a picture of the loading sign instead and he still hasn't realized, plays with our perception of time and desire. It’s about patience and sexual frustration. It’s like wearing a turtleneck top instead of showing a bit of a cleavage. It’s a mind game. Sometimes, we can lose an online date’s interest in the blink of an eye.

I have been sending him a picture of a ‘loading’ sign instead, and he still hasn't realize
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I have been sending him a picture of the loading sign instead and he still hasn't realized, 
89 x 27 inches, (227 x 70 cm), wool tapestry, studio view, 2021.

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Exhibition view : SWIPE RIGHT! Data, Dating, Desire at iMAL BRUSSELS, October 22,2021 - until  January 09, 2022   swipe-right-data-dating-desire