Posts tagged "tinder"

15 Alternative Uses For Tinder (Besides Hooking Up)

When 27-year-old Susan needed someone to shovel her car out from the snow, she had a brilliant idea: she turned to Tinder. Her profile simply read, “Looking for someone to shovel out my car. Nothing complicated, no strings attached, just please shovel out my car.” Shockingly, in exchange for some coffee, it totally worked. Which…
By: College Candy / March 10, 2015

The Paid Version Of Tinder Is Rumored To Launch Today

It's been rumored for months now that Tinder would transition to a freemium model, with its basic app still being free to anyone with a smartphone, and TechCrunch is now reporting that the paid upgrade to the app, officially dubbed Tinder Plus, will be rolling out today. Tinder Plus will cost $9.99 a month…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 2, 2015

Tinder’s Problems Translate From Dating To Trading

An analyst from Morgan Stanely released an analysis this week of Tinder’s parent company, IAC/InteractiveCorp, and was able, through business-speak, to put into words exactly the issues everyone has with Tinder but hasn’t quite been able to identify. Tinder is a liability for IAC/InteractiveCorp for the following reasons, according to this analyst:  …
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

This Newly Married Couple Proves Tinder Isn’t Just For The Youths

Ever embracing modernity, the New York Times published one hell of a wedding announcement this weekend, about a New York couple that found love the second time around. But for these 40-year-olds, they found their second marriages in an entirely millennial way: Tinder.
By: Beejoli Shah / January 26, 2015

Woman Pretends To Be A Ghost On Tinder; Tinder Guys Are Not Deterred

New York comedian Grace Spelman is a god damned inspiration. She created a Twitter account specifically to pretend that she was a ghost Tinder-ing from beyond the grave...
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 22, 2014

Comedian Michelle Markowitz Demonstrates What Kind Of Gross Guys You’ll Meet On Tinder

Michelle Markowitz apparently had the same experience on Tinder that I had on OKCupid: Eventually, you begin to realize that not only are most of the potential matches exactly the same types of guys with the same types of baggage, they’re usually also incompatible (which is OK!), but often in a way that is borderline-if-not-definitely…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 17, 2014

Bumble Is Just Like Tinder, But Women Have All The Power

Our prayers have been answered, ladies! Remember Whitney Wolfe, the former Tinder executive who claimed to be sexually harassed by the company's CMO, and then was unfairly stripped of her co-founder title? Well it looks like Tinder messed with the wrong badass chick. Last week, TechCrunch announced…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 10, 2014

13 Things That Happen When You Send Taylor Swift Lyrics to Your Tinder Matches

Tinder is a battlefield. Swipe left or swipe right, and within seconds you can find yourself connected to your crush of the week, or a "nightmare dressed like a daydream." Or worse. A ghost, aka matches that never message you first. It's a Tinder epidemic, since guys do essentially swipe right "at everything," it could…
By: Tres Sugar / December 7, 2014

Sean Rad Has Been Demoted As CEO Of Tinder, And The Story Is A Good Cautionary Tale About Relationships At Work

Sean Rad, the creator and former CEO of Tinder, has been demoted from his position leading the company. Tinder’s parent company, IAC, voted him out partially because Tinder could be making more money, and partially because of his ongoing association with Justin Mateen, who was the subject of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

Debate This: Men, Why Is The Pressure To Pursue Women So Painful And Difficult For You?

Bye Felipe is an Instagram collection of Tinder creeps curated by Alexandra Tweten, an Los Angeles-based journalist inspired by her own bad experiences on Tinder. The difference between Bye Felipe (the name is inspired by the “Bye, Felicia” meme) and other blogs dedicated to exposing assholes on dating sites is the particular kind…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Tinder Is Going To Introduce Paid Premium Features Next Month

Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, announced at the Forbes Under 30 Summit that Tinder is going to start introducing paid features to the app in November. No word as to what exactly those features will be, but Forbes is speculating that it could include breaking open location restrictions and options for platonic or business-related meetups.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Three Tinder Strategies To Consider

Tinder is pretty basic, and at this point, everyone knows the drill. Swipe right if you like what you see, swipe left if you don’t. Message people at your leisure, while spending a lot of time dodging dicey messages from dudes you probably don’t want to talk to. Easy enough, but maybe your Tinder strategy…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 21, 2014

Irrationally Enraged Neighborhood Attempts To Halt Wine Bar For Serving Online Daters

Residents on New York City's Upper West Side attempted to prevent a wine bar from serving alcohol in its outdoor seating area because too many "internet people" go there for dates after meeting online. Riposo 72 in Manhattan sparked controversy at a community board meeting (well, to the extent that those kinds of meetings ca…
By: Claire Hannum / October 8, 2014

The Queen’s Security Worries Over Palace Staff Having Sleepovers With Unvetted Tinder Randoms

An increasing number of staff members at Buckingham Palace, where the UK's royal family hangs out, have been bringing people they meet on Grindr and Tinder back to their living quarters. The internet is now theorizing that this is raising the Queen's blood pressure and that police at the palace are worried about how many…
By: Claire Hannum / October 7, 2014

Tinder Exec Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Settlement

Tinder CMO Justin Mateen has resigned from the company after the company and its owner IAC settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee and romantic interest. Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder, said she was pressured to resign after she complained about sexist and inappropriate messages from Mateen. The amount of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2014

#OnlineDatingFail: I Don’t Know Where Your Mouth Has Been

The online dating scene is rough. Sure, it’s a great way to meet people, but we use the term “people” loosely, as some of the individuals we’ve come in contact with still seem to be in their primitive forms. Obviously, first impressions count … but not to these idiots. Sender: 22, Male…
By: Anonymous / July 24, 2014

94 Photos You Will Come Across As A Straight Girl On Tinder

Some Tinder guys are great, some are awful, and most we’ll never know about. (Whether that's a good or bad thing is a question for the ages.) But pretty much every straight dude photo on Tinder — minus the ONE guy I saw with three pics of his own wedding — will…
By: Emily Winter / July 21, 2014

Ex-Tinder Executive Sues Company For Alleged Sexual Harassment

Whitney Wolfe, Tinder's former VP of marketing, is suing the hookup/dating app for sexual harassment, alleging that the startup's CMO, Justin Mateen, in particular subjected her to ongoing demeaning behavior. Wolfe's lawsuit is startling in its detail, accusing Mateen of, among many other things, calling her a "whore" in front of Tinder CEO…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2014

Online Dating Fail: The Guy Who Mass Texted 32 Tinder Matches

I haven't jumped on the Tinder bandwagon because something about it seems even less serious than OKCupid, and that's sad. Case in point: Joshua, a Tinder user, couldn't be bothered to individually message something unique to each of his matches, or even copy/paste the same message to all of them -- he mass messaged all 32 women he was interested i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 12, 2014

This Invite-Only Dating App Filters Out Creepers And Puts Women In Control

Anybody who's experienced online dating knows the icky feeling of being descended on by creeps (for lack of a better word) who are more interested in getting their porno on within 10 seconds of first contacting you than learning your name. Whether these guys somehow believe…
By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014
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