Dating: The Final Frontier
Usually, dating sites and apps try to convince singles that their service is more likely to land you an in-person date than the competition. Tinder gives you a ton of options fast. OkCupid gives you the best match. HowAboutWe makes the first date the absolute priority.
Not Floret. Floret doesn’t care in the least about real dates. Instead, Floret is a “dating” app that makes quickly matches you up young singles so that you can just keep chatting with them on your phone and sending them little videos. In order to find your matches, it oddly uses an antiquated logic problem to pit you against other potential matches.
World Cup Media
Tinder users in the vicinity of the Conan set should have been on the alert yesterday for users “Chip Whitley” and “Djengus Roundstone.”
Those were the fake names used by Conan O’Brien and Dave Franco (a.k.a the hotter and more likable Franco) when the pair made Tinder accounts last night to meet ladies.
Law and Order
It’s no secret that this year, the World Cup and social media have gone hand in hand. The FIFA tournament even led to a 50% increase in Tinder activity in Brazil.
Huge, a company that helps expand businesses and brands, created a website called The Hashtag World Cup to Read More
Law and Order
In the wake of some pretty damning evidence that Tinder is not that chill a place to work if you’re a woman, CEO Sean Rad has denied former VP of marketing Whitney Wolfe’s legal claim that she was sexually harassed while working there.
TechCrunch got its hands on an internal memo, which says:
Apps Like Tinder
It’s another banner day for the tech industry vis-a-vis gender relations.
Tinder’s former VP of marketing, Whitney Wolfe, is suing the startup after having been subjected to fratty behavior (that’s putting it mildly) during her time with the dating app. She filed a lawsuit yesterday with Los Angeles Superior Court alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.
Ms. Wolfe claims she was a cofounder of the app, but was stripped of the title because the company’s chief marketing officer, Justin Mateen, told her that having a “24-year-old girl” as a cofounder made the company “seem like a joke,” USA Today reports.
XXX in Tech
Tinder may be the night, but this swiping app is for your morning coffee.
Buffer, a platform for sharing content and managing social media accounts, released a new app that adopts a Tinder-like approach to make it easy to find and share interesting news items.
The iOS app, Daily, displays headlines from various news outlets one at a time and allows users to read the story then swipe left to pass or right to share on social media.
tinder? but i just met her
Here’s some bad news for anyone who enjoys finding a new sex partner from the comfort of their own couch. A study found that gonorrhea and chlamydia were more common in gay men using apps to meet for sex than in those meeting on clubs or online, the BBC reports.
The researchers polled 7,184 men who were using a sexual health clinic at the LA Gay and Lesbian Centre. From the BBC:
Dating: The Final Frontier
Is it just us, or is every app trying to be more like Snapchat?
Tinder has jumped on the ephemeral messaging train with a new photo sharing feature called Moments, TechCrunch reports. The feature allows you to take or upload a photo — called a “moment” — and then broadcast it to all of your matches at once. If a match swipes right on your moment, the two of you can begin chatting.
App for That
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.
A new app aims to use your incurable addiction to Tinder to convince you to adopt a shelter dog.
The app, called BarkBuddy, looks a lot like the dating app, except with swipe-able photos of homeless dogs instead of shirtless men who describe themselves as “spontaneous.”