Tag Archives: Tinder

Tinder To Offer Background Checks On Its Users

The Verge reports: Tinder and other Match Group-owned apps are going to let their users run background checks on possible dates. The company announced an investment in Garbo, a nonprofit that looks to allow people to run background checks with only their first name and phone number or full name. The investment, of which Match didn’t disclose the amount, will …

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Tinder To Debut Panic Button For Unsafe Situations

Axios reports: Tinder will debut a feature later this month that will allow users to hit a panic button if they feel physically unsafe on a date gone wrong, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why it matters: Critics have previously called out Tinder for not doing more to ensure the safety of users and filtering out possibly dangerous users, especially …

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Feds Sue Tinder Parent For Catfishing Free Accounts

CNBC reports: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday sued Match Group, the online dating service company that owns Tinder, OKCupid and other dating sites, alleging that it used fake love interest advertisements to trick consumers into buying paid subscriptions. Shares of Match Group dropped as much as 7% on the news, before recovering to be down around 3%. Match …

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Marketing Company Dupes Dozens Of NYC Men Into Showing Up For “Tinder Date” With Model [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Natasha Aponte is a New York-based model who isn’t afraid of some drama on a first date. Over the past month, she’s been using Tinder to arrange for hundreds of guys to meet her at the same place, at the same time, unbeknown to each other. At 6pm on Sunday, hundreds of men arrived at Union Square …

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Marco Rubio: Please Don’t Swipe Left On Me

JMG reader Jude points us to an unconfirmed Twitter report that the Rubio campaign has posted the above message on Grindr Tinder, which expresses hope that everybody is enjoying their one man/one woman hook-ups and that they reject extremism and fake hair. Winky! (I totally had to look up Tinder’s rules to find out which swiping direction was negative.)

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BRITAIN: Crimes Related To Hook-Up Apps Soar 700%

According to statistics just issued by British police agencies, the number of reported Grindr and Tinder-related crimes have soared by 700% in the last two years. Last year Grindr was named in 135 police reports. BT.com reports: The number of alleged crimes potentially involving people’s use of dating apps Tinder and Grindr has increased more than seven-fold in the past …

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VIRAL VIDEO: When Uber Meets Tinder

What this is about: In good news for all time-conscious technophiles, dating app Tinder and taxi app Uber have combined to create ‘UnDer’, “the ultimate auto-erotic experience”. The only problem is the super-app only exists in a parody video. In the three-minute fake commercial “Uber meets Tinder”, a female passenger waits by the side of a road as a prospective …

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SURVEY: 30% Of Tinder Users Are Married

Via Business Insider: Tinder shot to fame as a dating app for tech-savvy single people. Except, as it turns out, a big chunk of its users may not be single after all. That’s according to the research firm GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which released some figures on Tinder from its latest survey of more than 47,000 internet users around the world that …

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