Tinder Confidential: The Hookup App's Founders Can't Swipe Away the Past

Ashley Terrill was in hiding the first time I heard her voice, splitting time between her Los Angeles home and a $600-a-night room at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Terrill had locked her laptop and phone in a secret vault, and would only contact me on disposable phones—all because, she claimed, the estranged co-founder… »11/23/15 11:40am11/23/15 11:40am


Woman Goes On Tinder Date, Ends Up Donating Kidney to Stranger

Jennifer Thomas was trying to get over a breakup when she swiped right on a dude named Rich O’Dea, who was also nursing the wounds of a relationship gone wrong. The two went out and really connected. They connected so well, in fact, that only several short months after the date, Thomas is donating a kidney to O’Dea’s… »11/12/15 7:00pm11/12/15 7:00pm

Men's Favorite Ages Are 20, 21, 22, and 23: A Data Dive by the Co-Founder of OKCupid

A new parent is perhaps most sensitive to the milestones of getting older. It’s almost all you talk about with other people, and you get actual metrics at the doctor’s every few months. But the milestones keep coming long after babycenter.com and the pediatrician quit with the reminders. It’s just that we stop keeping… »9/20/15 3:15pm9/20/15 3:15pm

Celebs Can Now Be Verified On Tinder, Will Still Be Miserable Like Us

Tinder is introducing “Verified Profiles” so that famous people can use the dating app more efficiently and also be just as miserable as the rest of us in knowing that there are, at once, way too many dating options in their vicinity and not one person out there in the world who will love them unconditionally. »7/07/15 5:10pm7/07/15 5:10pm

Brilliant Work of Art Proves Raw Meat Is Great at Using Tinder

In just two and a half years, Tinder has gone from quirky new app to one of the biggest online dating services in the world. Hilary Duff uses it. Leonardo DiCaprio uses it. “Swipe left” and “swipe right” have become synonymous with rejection and approval. And now it’s become the inspiration for Tender - a gorgeous and… »5/27/15 7:10pm5/27/15 7:10pm

Yes, That's Totally Hilary Duff You're Flirting With On Tinder

On Sunday, news broke that Hilary Duff, star of Lizzie McGuire and the only celebrity I’ve almost gotten into a fist fight over, miiiiiight have a Tinder profile and may be open to getting pizza with dudes who aren’t Aaron Carter. This morning, The Duffster announced that, yes, that’s absolutely her you could be… »4/28/15 6:30pm4/28/15 6:30pm

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 12:00pm3/23/15 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 3:50pm3/16/15 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 4:50pm3/04/15 4:50pm