wtf
69-Year-Old Sues to Legally Change His Age to 49, Citing Tinder Benefits

A motivational guru from the Netherlands, who voiced a villainous Zaporozhets supermini in the Dutch-language version of Pixar’s Cars 2, is trying to legally change his birthday so he will face less discrimination, including from potential online romantic prospects. Read More >>

tinder
Woman Tricks Dozens of Men on Tinder Into Showing Up for Mass Dating Stunt

A woman identified as Natasha Aponte used Tinder to invite several dozen guys on a simultaneous date in New York City this past Sunday afternoon, leaving her targets bewildered by the stunt. The date turned out to be an event that the host described as “Live Tinder,” a real-life game show of sorts that resembled a cross between The Bachelorette and Catfish. In the end, it’s hard to pick a winner here, but it’s looking good for Natasha. Read More >>

business
Tinder Executives Sue Dating App’s Owners for Allegedly Cheating Them Out of Billions 

Ten former and current Tinder executives, including some of its founders, filed a lawsuit against the dating app’s owners IAC and Match Group on Tuesday, accusing them of scheming to intentionally lower Tinder’s valuation and cheat employees out of billions of dollars. 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 >>

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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 >>

facebook
Facebook Investigating Claim That Employee Used ‘Privileged Access’ to Cyber-Stalk Women

An unnamed Facebook security engineer is accused of using data accessible to them at work to stalk women online—and Facebook says it is investigating the situation. Read More >>

apps
Tinder Is Down, and Sad, Horny Users Correctly Blame Facebook

Tinder is down, according to a number of users on Twitter who are unable to log into the dating app. Instead, they are stuck in a Facebook permissions loop. Trying times for the thirsty. Read More >>

apps
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 >>

wtf
Man Surprisingly Chill After Girlfriend Allegedly Stabs Him With a Sword for Having Tinder

Imagine this: One night, after coming home and falling asleep, you are violently awakened by your significant other stabbing you with a sword and at least two other knives. How would you react? Read More >>

security
Bug Made It Possible to Take Over Tinder Accounts with Just a Phone Number

Vulnerabilities in Tinder and in Facebook’s Account Kit tool could have allowed a hacker to take over a user’s Tinder account—gaining access to their private messages—using only the victim’s phone number. Read More >>

crime
Snapchat User Known as ‘Lol Atyou’ Charged With Sexual Assault in Revenge Porn Extortion Plot

A 27-year-old man in London, Ontario, Canada allegedly sexually exploited women online under the username “Adaskio” on Tinder and “El Hefe” and “Lol Atyou” on Snapchat. Read More >>

security
Tinder Had a Bug That Let Hackers Take Over Your Account With a Phone Number

Last month it was reported that a flaw in Tinder's security could give complete strangers access to your matches and photos, and back in October is was one of many dating services that researchers hacked to reveal user photos and location data. Now there's a new bug that's been revealed, one that could have let hackers hijack your account with a phone number. Read More >>

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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 >>