Spotlight: “Dating App Boys”


“Would you rather date someone nice and dumb or smart and mean?” Maggie’s friends ask her over a too-expensive brunch. Maggie grapples with this and other questions as she swipes through an ocean of dating app boys in New York City. When she tries to explain dating apps to her Midwestern mother, Maggie becomes even more confused.


Meg Richardson is a writer and illustrator from Iowa City, Iowa. She holds an MFA in creative writing and translation from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in CRAFT Magazine, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. For more of her drawings follow @megdidadrawing on Instagram, and for more of her writing check out her website, More from this author →