data privacy
42 Million Dating App Records Exposed Online, Leaking User IP Addresses and Location Data

A database containing records of tens of millions of users of various dating apps has been found publicly accessible, according to a researcher who says it remains unclear who amassed the data. Read More >>

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Apple, Google Remove Three Dating Apps That Could Expose Minors to Sexual Predators

The US Federal Trade Commission on Monday said that Apple and Google had removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after – yikes – the agency found they allowed children under the age of 13 to sign up, collected data on them in likely violation of federal law, and could allow sexual predators to contact children, CNBC reported. Read More >>

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Facebook Wants to Know Which Friends You Want to Bang

Remember back in ye olde days when you would poke that cute friend of yours on Facebook? Well, at its yearly F8 conference today, Facebook announced it’s bringing that weird fuck-y energy back to the platform with a new feature called Secret Crush. Read More >>

online dating
Mixing Chatroulette with Tinder is the Horrifying Future of Online Dating

Dating platforms in China are starting to experiment with livestream chatting features, and we need to accept that it’s only a matter of time before U.S. apps start making you face-time with potential hookups. Read More >>

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Tinder, Grindr, and Other Dating Services Failed to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation

Dating apps including Tinder and Grindr have failed to prevent child sexual exploitation on their platforms, in part due to weak age verification measures, according to a new report by the Sunday Times. Read More >>

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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 Match.com and OkCupid combined, according to Q4 2018 earnings reports released Wednesday. Read More >>

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New Dating App Lets Women Be Anonymous, But Not Men

Anyone who's ever tried online dating, especially while female, is no doubt aware of what a giant bin fire it can be. Lots of apps have tried to fix the disconnect between men's and women's experiences (men tend not to get many messages, while women get horrible sleazy ones and dick pics), with apps like Bumble having women make the first move and similar. But a new app's gone even further, making women completely anonymous while men have profiles. Read More >>

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Study: Tinder Users Aren’t Having More Casual Sex Than the Average Horny Person

If you’ve been holding off on joining Tinder because it carries the stigma of being an app for hookups, have no fear: a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found no one on Tinder is actually having sex. Read More >>

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Tinder Keeps Swiping Right on New Ways to Take Your Money

Summer’s here, the weather’s hot and sticky (in theory). What did you expect Tinder to do? It has needs... Read More >>

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The Creepiest App of the Week Award Goes to Gymder, the ‘Instagram/Tinder for Athletes’

Let’s make a statement: Gyms are not appropriate places to find dates. Read More >>

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Tinder Introduces More Inclusive Gender Options

Today, Tinder introduced a new update that expands the platform’s gender options. Now, instead of choosing between “man” or “woman,” a user can search for and add any term that reflects their gender identity. Read More >>

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Tinder Now Helps You Swipe Left on Nickelback Fans Before It’s Too Late

Music is an important indicator of a person’s character. I refuse to date anyone who regularly listens to Dave Matthews Band, for example, because Dave Matthews Band is terrible. But sometimes you don’t discover this important information until it’s too late, and then you’re stuck on a lame date with someone who has awful taste in music. Read More >>

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Tinder for Threesomes Got Totally Boned, Moves on

Tinder recently went to war with 3nder, an app designed to help users find some three-person fun. Tinder’s primary complaint was the similarity between the two names: 3nder, evidently, was just too close to Tinder. 3nder disputed this at the time, but now, in what appears to be an effort to duck the thorny legal issues, 3nder has rebranded as “Feeld”. Read More >>

crime
Man Learns the Hard Way That Selling Meth on a Dating App Is a Bad Idea 

Here’s a PSA for anyone who was thinking about selling meth on a dating app: Don’t do it! Read More >>

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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 >>