tinder? but i just met her

Hilarious Tinder-Inspired Video Gets Funding to Become Full Web Series

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People must like watching their worst dating nightmares play out onscreen, because the team behind the “Local Attraction” pilotthat hilarious video inspired by bad Tinder dates — has raised more than enough money on Kickstarter to fund the entire web series.

Connor Hines, who writes, directs and stars in the series, never expected “Local Attraction” to gain the widespread following it’s accumulated. But as the pilot episode started to draw in thousands of viewers — and then tens of thousands of viewers — he and his production team decided to launch a Kickstarter to turn the pilot into a high quality web series. Read More

Love in the Time of Algorithms

OKCupid’s Most Desirable Straight Man Sounds Like a Creep

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Online dating might be the best way to get a date these days, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a nightmare.

Case in point: this New York magazine article about the four most popular New Yorkers on OKCupid. The site’s cofounder shared the stats after examining which users got the most messages in a one week period.

Most of them are totally normal humans coping with X rated spam from their many online admirers. The straight male among them, though, is a different story. Read More

tinder? but i just met her

Glamour Pushes New Zosia Mamet Column With Tinder Stunt

Suspect. (Screengrab: Tinder)

Quirky actress Zosia Mamet appeared on yet another tech platform today. This time, though, the Girls star was hawking her Glamour magazine column instead of her folk band.

While swiping through the usual suspects for ongoing Tinder research, this reporter stumbled upon a photo of Zosia Mamet with “GLAMOUR Exclusive” superimposed. “GIRLS STAR ZOSIA MAMET ON WHAT MAKES YOU AWESOME,” the photo said. Read More

Love in the Time of Algorithms

Tinder Is The Night: High-Speed Digital Dating Gets You More Ass Than the L Train

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Nick’s grandparents didn’t know each other yet, but in college, they rode the same bus to class for months. Gramps admired his future wife from afar—well, a row or three away—until the last day of the semester, when he finally gathered the gumption to ask her out. The rest was history.

“That’s a great story,” Nick (not his actual name), a 30-year-old advertising creative, says to me over lunch. “‘I swiped right on her picture’ is not the most romantic story in the world.”

We’re talking about Tinder, the controversial and addictive online dating app that might just send sites like Match and OkCupid to the start-up graveyard. Read More