I Spent My Morning Trying to Match with Jason Derulo on Tinder

A little after 10 am on Monday morning, I logged into Tinder after an extended time away with a very important purpose: to match with Jason Derulo so I could watch his new video "Want To Want Me," which he announced last week he'd be debuting on the app. Unfortunately, my relationship with Jason (and–briefly–his… » 3/23/15 12:00pm 3/23/15 12:00pm

Sad SXSW Tinder Users Were Tricked Into Thinking This Woman Is Real

The hopes of hundreds (maybe billions) of Tinder users at Austin's South by Southwest Festival were shattered when they were duped into thinking a "woman" on the app was "real." In reality, "Ava" is a marketing scheme cooked up by the creators of the sci-fi movie Ex Machina. The fake profile included a photo of a… » 3/16/15 3:50pm 3/16/15 3:50pm

Boston Woman Uses Tinder to Find Someone to Shovel Out Her Car

Winter, much like swiping through Tinder, feels like a practice in endurance and hopelessness. Despite your efforts to stay optimistic, to keep swiping right on life, it only gets harder and harder to find the will to go on. But one industrious Boston woman has found a way to make both Tinder and 2015's never-ending… » 3/04/15 4:50pm 3/04/15 4:50pm

Tinder Is Dead

Last Monday, on the night of the blizzard that talked a big talk but then never came, I was batting around an idea, one of many that had to do with the dating app Tinder, with my colleague Sam. » 2/04/15 3:25pm 2/04/15 3:25pm

Here's Your Tinder Dating Life in Under Three Minutes

Guy leans in with a sleazy smile: "I'm sorry, but you just look so... much... like... Angela Lansbury." This video montage of very cool dudes on very cool dates is incredibly funny, and worth watching for Michelle Markowitz's reaction faces alone. » 12/16/14 1:30pm 12/16/14 1:30pm

No, Having a Tinder Profile Is Not Cheating

Pizza Hut has begun testing eye-tracking software with Tobii Technology to predict which pizza toppings you'll order based on what you stare at longest. The company says it has been 98 percent accurate so far. » 12/15/14 3:30pm 12/15/14 3:30pm

11 Conversations You Have After a Teenager Takes Over Your Tinder

A few weeks ago, I lent my smartphone to my nineteen-year-old cousin while I was getting my hair cut. I thought she would use it to download Candy Crush or play Words With Friends, but when she handed the phone back to me, she smirked and pointed to the Tinder icon. And then I heard the "bzzzz" of an incoming message. » 12/07/14 9:15pm 12/07/14 9:15pm

This Sad, Genius Tinder Machine Swipes Right on Every Profile

Tinder may be the laziest service the dating world has ever seen. And yet, there is at least one person in the world who thinks it could be made even easier. This acute engineer created a truly Jetsons-esque device that automatically swipes right (which means, in Tinderland, "I like your face") on every profile. Using… » 12/05/14 7:00pm 12/05/14 7:00pm

New Dating App Is the Latest to Try to Weed Out the Shitbags

Consider it Lulu combined with Tinder: The Grade is the latest in a steady stream of dating apps to launch that solemnly swears that dating will be different for women if they just come along and try this one. » 11/17/14 5:45pm 11/17/14 5:45pm

Advertising Agency Uses Tinder To Spread Awareness About Sex Trafficking

Tinder users in Ireland may be in for a bit of a surprise the next time they swipe through potential hookups. As part of a sex trafficking awareness campaign, an advertising agency has dropped in a few Tinder profiles of models portraying sex trafficking victims. » 11/08/14 2:18pm 11/08/14 2:18pm

Tinder CEO Steps Down Following Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Tinder founder Sean Rad is stepping down as CEO four months after Whitney Wolfe, the company's former VP of marketing, filed a lawsuit accusing her coworkers of sexual harassment and sexism. » 11/04/14 7:45pm 11/04/14 7:45pm

Hannah Simone Thinks Tinder Is a Sex-Fueled Death Trap

Tinder is a death trap of superficial judgement, and New Girl actress Hannah Simone is here to warn you about the truth. She also notes that feigning total ignorance of the English language usually works when warding off unwanted male attention. Whatever works, right? » 11/04/14 10:50am 11/04/14 10:50am

All That Matters in the Beginning of a Relationship Is Looks

When you think about what matters in a good relationship, you probably think about shared values, or inside jokes, or fun road trips. But picture-driven dating apps like Tinder may be confirming a suspicion many of us do our best to push aside: that all that really matters, at least at first, is looks. » 11/03/14 4:10pm 11/03/14 4:10pm

Tinder Tips for the Modern Witch

So you're a witch in 2014 and looking for love. It's a tale as old as time. Witches don't have it easy when it comes to the thrashing, genitalia-ragged dating pool. And don't get it twisted: I'm not talking about hip, harvest women like the witches of Bushwick or the menstrual ceremony partiers of Beachwood Canyon—I'm… » 10/31/14 3:20pm 10/31/14 3:20pm

Sasha Grey and 'Creepy Text Theater' Turn Terrible Sexts Into Comedy

It's one thing to read all those awful Tinder and OKCupid messages from dumbasses who think they're entitled to women's attention and bodies—it's another thing to hear them read aloud. Machinima ETC's Creepy Text Theatre brings us just that. » 10/21/14 10:30am 10/21/14 10:30am

​'Tinder Guys Posing With Art' Is Your New Favorite Educational Tumblr

First there was Tinder Guys With Tigers, then there was Tinder Dudes On Boats, and now the latest Tumblr highlighting an annoying trend of dudes on the dating app is Tinder Guys Posing with Art. » 10/14/14 1:45pm 10/14/14 1:45pm

Using iOS 8’s QuickType on Tinder Will Not Get You Laid

Among the worst features of Apple's iOS 8 is QuickType, a feature that believes it can figure out what you're going to text someone before you even think of it. It could be magical, instead it's only good for writing nonsense sentences and mangling famous movie quotes. But maybe, just maybe you can use it to get laid… » 10/13/14 3:10pm 10/13/14 3:10pm

Queen Elizabeth Is Outraged That Strangers Are Fucking in Her Palace

Don't want to bring your Tinder hook-up home this evening? Well, if you work at Buckingham Palace, there may be a solution for that. Just fuck your date where the Queen sleeps. She'll be okay with it, trust me. » 10/07/14 1:15pm 10/07/14 1:15pm