Tinder and Its Owner Match Group Had a Very, Very Horny 2018

Unstoppable online dating giant Match Group, a subsidiary of holding company InterActiveCorp, has acquired so many dating sites that some critics have wondered why it isn’t facing antitrust concerns. But the prize jewel in its empire is the Tinder app, which last year added 1.2 million subscribers and pulled in nearly as much money as its other subsidiaries including and OkCupid combined, according to Q4 2018 earnings reports released Wednesday. Read More >>

Having Allegedly Failed to Gobble Up Bumble, Dating Giant Match Group Buys Rival App Hinge

Tinder’s parent company Match Group, the online dating conglomerate that owns a number of dating sites including OKCupid and, has acquired rival service Hinge. Per the Verge, that leaves women-centric Bumble as the “only notable dating app” outside Match’s control, though not for lack of trying. Read More >>

Bumble Fires Back After Lawsuit Alleges It Copied Tinder: ‘We’ll Never Be Yours’

Patent infringement suits are usually boring, but the ongoing Tinder vs. Bumble beef is full of soapy, corporate intrigue. Read More >>

Dating App Bumble Wants to be the Next LinkedIn

When I’m trying to get laid, the last thing on my mind is whether or not I should be looking for another job. But Bumble, the dating app founded by ex-Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, seeks to address this issue with a new feature that essentially amounts to a gamified version LinkedIn. Read More >>

Your Terrible Spotify Habits are About to Ruin Your Sex Life

“Hmm, should I listen to this Barenaked Ladies song again?” you ask yourself. “Yeah, sure, why not, it’s not like my future partners are going to see it.” Think again! Read More >>

Is it Wrong to Blame Dating Apps Like Tinder for a Rise in STIs?

Dating apps, such as Tinder and Happn, are behind a recent rise in STIs, according the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). Stop your sniggering. Figures suggest that syphilis, gonorrhoea, herpes and genital warts are becoming more widespread across the UK, and officials are holding dating apps responsible. Read More >>