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 >>

dating
The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective

When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice” advises, “Do your best to avoid being negative. Get to the point quickly and don’t waste their time. They may get impatient if you’re moving too slowly.” I’m a catch. Read More >>

security
Researchers Hack Tinder, Ok Cupid, Other Dating Apps to Reveal Your Location and Messages

Security researchers have uncovered numerous exploits in popular dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OK Cupid. Using exploits ranging from simple to complex, researchers at the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab say they could access users’ location data, their real names and login info, their message history, and even see which profiles they’ve viewed. As the researchers note, this makes users vulnerable to blackmail and stalking. Read More >>

technology
Tinder Thinks ‘Sassy’ Emoji Are the Answer to Shitty Men Online

On Wednesday, Tinder introduced a new “Reactions” feature which lets users send each other a range of animated emoji. And in support of this feature, the dating app has launched a bizarre new campaign to explain how these cutesy animations are the solution to skeezy behaviour online. Read More >>

dating
Tinder Bans Alpha-Man Tiger Selfies

Having your photograph taken with a tiger and using it on your dating site profile is apparently a thing, such a big thing that it's spawned other things mocking it. But it's about to be outlawed by the modern king of dating portals Tinder, which has said no to men flexing their muscles in ironic t-shirts next to one of nature's most impressive beasts. 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 >>

music
Björk Says She’s ‘Tinder For Technology’ – And She’s Right

We've heard lots of things described as 'Tinder for...' or 'Uber for...' but never a person. Until now: innovative musician Björk says she's "a matchmaker app" between tech and music. And it actually makes a lot of sense. Read More >>

VR
Tinder Did a Joke VR Headset

So often the butt of the tech community’s jokes because its app values good looks, which aren’t common in our field, Tinder has hit back with a spot of trolling of its own, unveiling a joke ‘virtual reality’ headset that’s actually nothing more than a box with two face holes. Read More >>

privacy
US Government Officials Can’t Stop Spying on Their Crushes

On Monday, a top prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office was arrested amid allegations that she used an illegal wiretap to eavesdrop on a coworker and an NYPD detective. Read More >>

apps
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 >>

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 >>

apps
Tinder Somehow Found a Way to Be Even Creepier

Tinder, with its data-driven approach to romance, has always had a slightly creepy feel — it’s basically just a game to win, after all. But now, with a new feature called Smart Photos, the app has gone one step further in turning its users into human guinea pigs whose every swipe is catalogued and carefully tracked. Read More >>

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Tinder Boost Lets You Jump to the Front of the Matchmaking Line, for a Price

If you live in a fairly well populated area, you will find that there are a lot of people on Tinder. Especially men. So trying to make sure you stand out could be a little bit difficult. But worry not, because Tinder has a solution. Read More >>

apps
This Creepy App Lets You Stalk Facebook Friends on Tinder

One of Tinder's most redeeming irritating qualities is that you have to have a Facebook account to log in, which sucks because Facebook is awful. But what if there was a way you can use that to your advantage, in a legitimate and definitely 100 per cent not creepy way? Read More >>

spotify
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 >>