Interview: Filmmaker Michael K. Feinstein of “The Browsing Effect”

Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried online dating? 🙋🏻‍♂️

I have. It’s a whole other world out there in the online dating universe. Michael K. Feinstein decided to put personal experiences and incorporate them with many other online dating stories and create a film depicting online dating. I spoke to Michael about the film and his experience with online dating.


This movie spoke to me. I’ve been a veteran of online dating and swiping apps. This movie depicted a relatable side of the phenomenon. Michael made some interesting and though provoking comments about his experiences with online dating. Personally, I find it more frustrating than satisfactory.

Michael made a great point about not setting expectations. His point being that he didn’t believe in love at first sight or knowing someone is the one for you, since you don’t know what they are thinking. That’s definitely practical and true way to approach it.

We agreed on Hinge being a solid app, although I like Coffee Meets Bagel more. Dating apps really are personal preferences.

THE BROWSING EFFECT is out now on Digital and On Demand

Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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