facebook
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 >>

online dating
OKCupid’s Game of Thrones Profile Badge Increases Likes By 20 Per Cent

It's almost time for the last season of Game of Thrones, and brands are jumping all over the bandwagon while they still have the chance. Read More >>

dating
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 >>

dating
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 >>

apps
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 Match.com, 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 >>

internet
Pray for the Souls of the People Sucked Into This Dating Site Hell

Earlier this year, the media got very excited about Trump.dating, a site for the pro-Donald set that promised to “make dating great again.” Much of the media coverage was critical: The site only allowed users to conduct heterosexual searches; the male-half of the couple originally featured on the homepage had a child sex conviction; and its creator didn’t seem to actually exist. Read More >>

tinder
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 >>

privacy
Grindr’s API Surrendered Location Data to a Third-Party Website—Even After Users Opted Out

A website that allowed Grindr’s gay-dating app users to see who blocked them on the service says that by using the company’s API it was able to view unread messages, email addresses, deleted photos, and—perhaps most troubling—location data, according to a report published Wednesday. Read More >>

privacy
OkCupid’s New Real Name Policy Is Dumb

OkCupid announced this week that it would scrap all of the usernames on its site and require prospective daters to use their real names instead. Naturally, a bunch of OkCupid users are now worried about being exposed to harassment from people they turn down on the dating site. Read More >>

tinder
Check Out These FTC Complaints Against Tinder

Anyone who’s spent any considerable amount of time on Tinder knows that, like any service promising random lonely people quick and easy access to a horde of horned-up singles over the Internet, it kind of sucks. It’s filled with fake profiles, tries to sell you on premium services, and even if you do meet someone, there’s a reasonable chance your date will involve listening to them test out their bad standup routine or complain about feminism. Read More >>

tinder
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 >>

internet
Disgraced Cheating Site Ashley Madison Claims It Has Millions of Users That Totally Aren’t Bots This Time

Ashley Madison is back...supposedly. The cheating site claims it added more than 400,000 global users last month, according to a New York Post report. The supposed growth is especially surprising given that the site experienced a massive data breach in July 2015 that exposed thousands of names and addresses of adulterers including thousands of government employees and conservative reality television star Josh Duggar. Read More >>

hack your love life today
Dating App Creates Service for People Who Are Too Lazy to Make Dates

These days there isn’t much we can all agree on, but here’s a perennial truth: online dating isn’t easy. If you’re looking for love and haven’t found any luck on Tinder or similar platforms, the dating app Hinge is testing a new service for the online dater who thinks sex is cool but way too time-consuming. It’s called Audrey. Business Insider reports the service costs a steep $99 a month (around £80), though Hinge was not able to confirm that figure with Gizmodo. Read More >>

internet
These Stories of People Who Got Scammed on Tinder are Heartbreaking

If someone asks you to send them money on a dating app like Tinder, don’t do it. This might sound like common sense, but in a world where more people are meeting potential partners online, it can become all too easy for otherwise intelligent people to get scammed. And these Tinder horror stories are a testament to that. Read More >>