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

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

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

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