BY Kellie Galentine
on Sep 21, 2015
Every few months, I can’t resist the urge to download Tinder. The following thoughts typically ensue:
1. This is so stupid, I don’t even know why I’m downloading this…again.
2. I guess I should actually pick out some photos of myself to go up since it defaulted to my Facebook profile pic of my cat. Like my fifth grade teacher would always say, “Don’t just do it, do it right.”
3. Should I write my bio in all emojis, or is that too suggestive?
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BY Taia Handlin
on Sep 10, 2015
Not too long ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about Tinder. She said she loved swiping through Tinder because, since the profiles are 500 characters or less (usually they’re much, much less), there’s a bigger air of mystery than OkCupid. “It’s more like meeting someone in a bar. You don’t know everything about them before you meet them,” she said. Well, I call bullshit on that nice theory. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 26, 2015
Laura Nowak decided to include that she was a feminist in her Tinder bio. Turns out, a lot of dudes didn't like this. She took to Instagram to post the dating app misogyny encountered and thus, Feminist Tinder was born. The best part of the posts are the witty responses that Laura bites back with, including "Do you watch a lot of Fox News?"
Spoiler alert: infuriating messages lie ahead.
Feminist Tinder can be found here in its entirety, but some highlights are below.
All images via Feminist Tinder
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BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jul 15, 2015
Many people meet their significant other in college. Those people also probably dorm at their school, giving them more opportunities to meet others. I’m not one of those people. Instead, I spend half of my week commuting to/attending my small school and half working in retail customer service. The only new people I meet are creepy men on the subway and angry customers; both are not potential special someone material. The solution? Tinder… maybe.
At the very least, it's great for making friends. Read More
BY Bee Gray
on May 07, 2015
Tinder just got a little more exciting, and it’s not because suddenly there are more eligible beaus at your fingertips. The organization Women In Distress—that raises awareness and gives women resources for domestic violence related issues—just joined Tinder. And what does this mean for you? Well, if you live in an area that has notable domestic violence statistics, you may have already seen one of these ads. They are calling this project "Tinder-Beater” and the way it works is both tricky and totally necessary. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Feb 06, 2015
There's no way around it: online dating is a stressful ordeal. But some impressive women have created new apps that give women more control, fostering a safer environment and leaving more room for actual, ya know, dating. Here are three that particularly intrigue us.
Antidate: For BUSTies in the U.K., Hatty Kingsley-Miller and Mo Saha (see above) created an app that combining features OkCupid, Siren, and Grindr. Women's profiles and locations are kept private; they can scroll through men, and if they like what they see, they can “tap” that (their picture, that is). Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 02, 2014
Justum Mateen, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of the company behind the popular dating app Tinder, has been suspended pending further investigation of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed on Monday by Whitney Wolfe, the former vice president of marketing for the app. Wolfe states that she endured more than a year of inappropriate comments from Mateen and CEO Sean Rad before they finally drove her from the company.
According to the suit, Wolfe and Mateen began dating soon after he joined the company, but all too soon he became jealous and sexually controlling. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Apr 23, 2014
Warning: This post may not be safe for work.
Online dating and matchmaking apps, though helpful for many, are unfortunately a breeding ground for harassment. Shielded by a computer and a username, people are often emboldened to say some pretty degrading things, and sexual interest is converted into straight-out internet malice. Improper sentences (both in structure and in content) like “Bet your tight” are tossed out into the viral stratosphere, without any consideration for the target. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Mar 19, 2014
“Hello Let’s Date” is a hilarious blog of screenshots taken from what looks like the dating app Tinder. And yes, I know that from personal experience.
While the blog can definitely be seen as a “troll’s guide to Internet dating,” it also showcases the ridiculousness of online dating. Can anyone really find a mate by looking at four pictures and then having a menial conversation?
The game, especially in the case of Tinder, is often about spending a conversation beating around the bush about being horny at 2 in the morning. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 28, 2013
If you haven't heard of Tinder, a "dating" app for the iPhone, you are probably lying and swiping through your matches right now. It seems like everyone and their grandma (literally...Hi Rhonda, 64) is a part of this bizarre craze. And until recently, I had vowed to be a part of the 1% (mostly just consisting of the Amish) who abstained from checking out dudes on my iPhone.
It wasn't the prospect of "virtual" dating that spooked me. Read More