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Tinder Developing Tinder Lite Version For Those With Slow Data

Tinder Lite, releasing soon, is a slimmed-down version of the popular dating app. Parent company Match Group wants to launch it in developing markets where things such as bandwidth, internet speed, and data usage are utmost concerns.

Apps/Software May 13, 2019

Tinder Alternative Hinge Promises The Perfect Match Every 24 Hours With New Feature

Dating app Hinge launched its new Most Compatible feature, which will recommend the perfect match to users once every 24 hours. The feature, which uses machine learning, makes its decision based on past actions and the user's interests.

Apps/Software July 12, 2018

Tinder Loops Rolls Out Globally: How To Make A Tinder Profile GIF

Tinder Loops is now rolling out globally, allowing users in the United States and other markets to set up expressive profile GIFs. Here's how to do it.

Apps/Software July 5, 2018

Tinder Introduces Places Feature, Shares Users’ Exact Location With Potential Partners

Tinder released a new feature called 'Places' to enhance users’ experience on the dating app. Only three international cities have access to this new feature that would match users through their favorite locations.

Apps/Software May 26, 2018

Study Says Tinder Users Don’t Have More Casual Sex Than Nonusers

Researchers surveyed the Tinder usage of 600 students ranging from ages 19 to 29. The survey revealed that users do not acquire more casual sex partners than those who are not Tinder users but similarly engage in casual sex.

May 21, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

Bumble Bans Images Of Guns From Dating Profiles, But With Some Exceptions

Online dating app Bumble banned guns from its profiles. Now only those in uniform will be able to display firearms. Those just posing with guns for recreational purposes will not be able to post the images.

Life & Style March 7, 2018

So Long, Creeps: Tinder Will Soon Allow Women To Message Guys First

Tinder is borrowing one of the most important features on Bumble. Women will soon be able to prevent guys from sending them a message first, giving them more control of their experience.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

Bumble Dating App Reveals How To Find Mr. Or Ms. Right This Valentine's Day

Bumble, a dating app on iOS and Android, has revealed how to find Mr. or Ms. Right ahead of Valentine's Day. The spokesperson shared the best time to use the dating app and how to gain attention from the right person.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

Matchmaker Amy Van Doran Of Modern Love Club Gives Advice On How To Find Love Online

Looking for advice on how to find love online? We sat down with Modern Love Club's matchmaker, Amy Van Doran, and got advice some on how to improve chances of finding love online.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2018

US Appeals Court Declares Pricing Model For Tinder Plus Service Discriminatory

A California appeals court found that Tinder’s pricing model for its Tinder Plus service is discriminatory. Tinder was charging users over the age of 30 more for Tinder Plus.

Apps/Software January 31, 2018

OKCupid Now Forces People To Use Their Real Names

OKCupid will start making people use their real names. The dating website will start to phase out usernames by the end of the year.

Life & Style December 23, 2017

Tinder Now Has A Facebook-Like ‘Feed’ To Make Stalking Easier

Tinder’s new Feed tab puts a Facebook-like stream of updates from your matches. It’s apparently there to help you make more meaningful connections with potential partners, according to Tinder.

Apps/Software December 13, 2017

Yes, Tinder Is Now On Your Desktop Too

Tinder has now arrived onto desktops, letting users swipe left and right directly from their computers. The web app, however, fosters a different goal in mind, which is to encourage people to actually interact with each other more.

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

Meet ‘Sapio,’ The Dating App That Finds You A Match Based On Intelligence Level

Tired of Tinder? Try Sapio, the new dating app that can match partners based on mutual intelligence. The app features a 300-item questionnaire for a more complex and nuanced system of matching.

Apps/Software February 10, 2017

Hater App: How To Find Love Based On Things You Hate In Common

A new dating app matches users based on mutual dislikes. The app's unique premise isn’t just fun, but it may just be what daters need right now.

Apps/Software February 5, 2017

Stud or Dud Is The App That Lets Users Do A Background Check On Their Dates

Stud or Dud is the new app that allows users to be safe when it comes to online dating by doing some homework on their dates.

Apps/Software September 27, 2016

Tinder Social Now Lets You Swipe Right For Friends, Not Romance

Tinder rolled out an additional app that will bring people together in groups. Tinder Social is supposed to help users find friends with common plans and interests with a simple swipe.

Apps/Software July 21, 2016

Adultery Website Ashley Madison Under FTC Probe Amid Rebranding, Launching 'Open' Dating Hub Without Fembots

Controversial adultery website Ashley Madison is trying to rebuild its reputation and business after the massive scandal last year, but it's facing FTC scrutiny. Nevertheless, it plans a total rebranding and it's reinventing itself as the 'world's most open-minded dating community.'

Business Tech July 6, 2016

Users Can Now Easily Ghost Their Bad Date With Burner’s New Bot

Let Burner’s new bot take over texting to ghost a person after a bad date or when looking to get an excuse out of making plans.

Apps/Software June 22, 2016

Sorry Kids, You Can't Swipe: Tinder Ups Age Restriction To 18+

Tinder is changing its policy to only allow users aged 18 years old and above to use the service. The changes will be taking effect next week and will only affect less than 3 percent of the dating app's user base globally.

Apps/Software June 9, 2016

Cache Of 70,000 Leaked OkCupid Profiles Taken Down Following Copyright Notice

OkCupid has filed a DMCA claim against the dataset uploaded online containing leaked information of 70,000 user profiles. The data has since been taken down, with the researchers behind the act still claiming that they did nothing wrong.

Internet May 18, 2016

Maple Match Is The Dating Site That Can Find You A Canadian In Case Trump Becomes President

This dating website will help you find a match in Canada so that you are ready to move there when and if Donald Trump becomes president.

Life & Style May 9, 2016

Tingle Is The New Dating App That Lets Users Communicate With Matches Without Compromising Their Safety

Just launched in the U.S., the dating app Tingle lets users message and video chat with others without giving away their private phone numbers.

Life & Style May 5, 2016

Tinder Social Lets You Set Up Group Dates, Reveals Who Uses The Dating App Among Your Friends

Tinder introduced a new group dating feature called Tinder Social. Launched exclusively in Australia, Tinder Social allows users to organize group dates with different social circles.

Apps/Software April 27, 2016

Swipebuster Will Tell You If Your Partner Is Still Actively Swiping On Tinder

A new site called Swipebuster will look through Tinder's database for you so you can find out if your significant other is still actively swiping.

Apps/Software April 6, 2016

Study Reveals How To Increase Success Odds In Online Dating

An open, expansive posture can give someone better chances at a second date, a new study from UC Berkeley revealed. Subtle yet powerful nonverbal cues, after all, prove to be more important than ever in the age of online dating.

Life March 30, 2016

UK Singles Spent $7 Billion On Dating In 2015

UK singles are not scrimping on money when it comes to dating. Not only are they spending a lot, they beat all the other European daters.

Society March 29, 2016

How To Improve Your Chances On Tinder? Use GIF

Tinder makes online dating easier, but sometimes it's just not easy enough. However, the company says that GIFs could change users' luck on the dating app.

Apps/Software March 19, 2016

Don't Just Swipe: Tinder Now Lets You Play Matchmaker

The mobile dating scene could get a little bit easier in the future. Wingmen and matchmakers will soon have a hand in finding the perfect matches for their friends on Tinder.

Apps/Software March 5, 2016

Dating Sites May Help Spread HIV: Study

Dating and hook-up sites may help spread Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. Educating people on the risks of sexual partnerships through online sites is important.

Life February 28, 2016

Looking For Online Hookups? Try Peak Hours: Here's When Tinder And OKCupid Get The Heavy Action

Want to increase your luck in finding a good match from online dating? Research shows that users of popular dating apps such as Tinder and OKCupid are at their most active best during the peak hours of the evening.

Society January 28, 2016

The Dangers Of Online Dating: Apps Tinder And Grindr Linked To More Crimes Than Ever

The number of criminal offenses linked to dating apps had increased sevenfold in just two years in the UK. Most of the crimes that were reported include violence and sex offenses such as rape, child sex grooming and child sex exploitation.

Society January 17, 2016

Future Of Romantic Relationships Could Lie On DNA Matching, Virtual Dates And Wearable Technology

Full-sensory virtual dates, behavior-based matching and wearable technology are some things to anticipate in human dating and relationships by 2040. These are the findings of an Imperial College London study commissioned by dating site eHarmony.

November 30, 2015

New Dating App Once Has Real Live Human Matchmakers Pairing You Up The Old School Way

A new dating app, dubbed Once has real human matchmakers who help users find their ideal dates. The app promises to provide its users one date every single day.

Apps/Software November 13, 2015

Tinder, OKCupid, Match.com Owner Match Group Looks To Raise $466 Million From IPO

Match Group plans to meet with investors in order to come up with an official price for its initial public offering. Aimed at raising as much as $466 million, the company owns more than 45 brands that include Tinder, OKCupid and Match.com.

Business November 11, 2015

Tinder Is Not Just For Casual Sex, Argues CEO: Most People Actually Seek Long-Term Relationship

Tinder CEO Sean Rad took to the Web Summit 2015 in Dublin to discuss the popular dating app, debunking a common misconception in the process. While Tinder is often associated with casual sex, it appears the vast majority of Tinder users are actually swiping for love.

Apps/Software November 5, 2015

Tinder Now Features Verified Profiles For Celebrities

Tinder, the simple and extremely popular dating app, just added a new, somewhat baffling feature: celebrities can now use verified profiles. Is this a step forward for the company, or just an easier way for people to stalk celebrities?

Apps/Software July 8, 2015

Social Media And Dating Apps May Be The Reason Behind An Uptick In STDs... Or Are They?

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise around Rhode Island and elsewhere. Are Tinder and other social media apps driving the rise of STDs?

Life May 31, 2015

Dating Site Adult Friend Finder Hacked, Exposing Millions Of Users

The racy online dating site Adult Friend Finder has been hacked - leaking the personal information of nearly 4 million users, including names, addresses and sexual preferences.

Internet May 22, 2015

Women Who Enhance Photos Of Themselves On Dating Sites Are Considered Attractive 'Catfish' By Men

Women who try too hard to look good in dating site pictures may be considered more untrustworthy than they otherwise would be regarded. Still, men will date them.

Society May 10, 2015

Too-Pretty Profile Pictures Perceived As Two-Faced

Men often see highly attractive female profile pictures as both alluring and alarming - but the same does not hold true for women looking at photos of men.

Society May 8, 2015

Survey Says Many Tinder Users Are Married Or In Relationships

According to a new survey, there are more men on Tinder than women — and a significant portion of them are either husbands or boyfriends.

Internet Culture May 7, 2015

You May Be Shocked By The Most Popular Word Used In Online Dating Profiles

Match.com created an interactive map based on data from online dating profiles in 2014 to find what is the most-used word in each state.

Internet Culture April 25, 2015

Tinder In The 1980s Would Have Failed Miserably

How would Tinder have worked in the 1980s, without the Internet? Just watch the video.

Internet Culture April 13, 2015

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