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Whenever I think about Tinder, I just think about a bunch of shirtless goblins whose frothy slobber is dripping all over their glass keypads. I guess it’s more or less universal knowledge that Tinder is a man’s world. So it’s no surprise that the CEOs and co-founders of the app are seething misogynists, probably crazed by money, Monster energy drinks, and women. The company got some flack last summer when a co-founder sexually harassed his ex-girlfriend and former Tinder vice-president. Read More
  On the second floor of a house near Journal Square in Jersey City, Claire Caster sinks into a worn leather ottoman inside her living room. Still in her gym clothes, she drags her fingers lazily across the screen of her smartphone – encased in pink. The doorbell rings and she rises to answer it. Outside, a Buon Appetito deliveryman waits with an extra large pizza inside an insulated warming bag. This delivery – the sixth one this week – is part a social experiment that has resulted in an unexpected twist: sexual harassment. Two weeks ago Ms. Read More
The Bedford Stop is an Internet-reality show about a group of friends living in Williamsburg, and it lacks so much substance that I could cry. You know when you're sitting around with your friends, and someone says, "You guys, we should have our own show," and you all laugh and are like, "Ya, it would be so funny," but deep down you know that it wouldn't be that funny? That deep-down feeling needs to get relayed to Alex, Olena, Sarah and Melissa, the four main characters in this millennial tragedy of an online production. Read More
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? 4. Read More
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
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 Read more on BUST. Read More
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
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
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
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