Love in the Time of Uber Ratings

Love and Sex

Love in the Time of Uber Ratings

Illustration: Akshita Monga


fter ensuring that #NoNewFriends transforms into a legit catch phrase and having made flat stomachs great again, us millennials have set our sights on mainstreaming our next conquest: Uber ratings.

The idea is take a totally harmless app feature like Uber ratings, where drivers and passengers rate each other after the end of a seemingly random trip, and exploit it as a pickup move, proof of someone’s character, and also a way to seek validation. If there’s one thing we’ve learnt as millennials, it’s that literally anything in this world can be turned into a competition. Cue “My rating is higher than yours” comebacks.