Dating: The Final Frontier
First, you were teaching Grandpa how to Facebook. And now? He’s swiping left and right for romance.
Don’t worry, your grandfather isn’t going to show up in your Tinder feed. He’s off to find a “companion” on Stitch, a soon-to-be-released dating app designed for the over 50 crowd.
The brain child of Aussie Andrew Dowling, Stitch matches local seniors who are looking for “friends, marriage, and everything in between,” the website says. If it’s anything like Tinder, we expect these seniors are going to be a lot more than friends.
This can’t possibly bode well for Facebook’s growth trajectory: Reuters reports that 87 New York libraries are now offering classes for seniors looking to learn their way around the social networking site.
Well, we wouldn’t want Grandma to miss out on those drunken party photos of you making out with that one dude whom you are definitely not ready to bring home to meet the family, now would we?
Taught by the senior librarian, the class at the Bronx’s Spuyten Duyvil Library runs about 90 minutes long and covers things like “how to start an account and deal with notifications, newsfeeds, timelines and privacy issues.”