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How Not to Meet Someone on Tinder

Woman in Ireland tweets a guy's backhanded insult

(Newser) - Mashable thinks it's found "what may be the worst Tinder opening of all time," and it's tough to argue. It comes courtesy of 21-year-old Rebecca Keane of Ireland, who tweeted the gem she received from a confused suitor. "Sorry, thought you were the other... More »

The 10 Most Right-Swiped Jobs on Tinder

These are the careers you're going to want to lie about having

(Newser) - Not getting the matches you'd hoped for on Tinder? Maybe it's your job. Millions of the dating app's users now include their jobs in their profiles, a feature Tinder launched a few months back, according to a blog post . The company claims just including a job at... More »

Charges: Tinder User Scams Thousands From Women

He allegedly told them his mom and sister had cancer

(Newser) - The "classic dating scams of yesteryear" are alive and well online, according to a New York City DA. The New York Times reports a 35-year-old man named Brandon Kiehm was charged Tuesday with using Tinder to defraud two kind-hearted women out of $26,000. Kiehm—using a fake name—... More »

A Lot More Young Adults Are Into Online Dating Now

Of course, a big part of that is thanks to Tinder

(Newser) - If you think online dating is the realm of the olds, think again: A new Pew survey finds that the use of online dating, including mobile dating apps, among people aged 18 to 24 has increased nearly 300% since 2013, CNET reports. That demographic is the most likely to use... More »

Those Tinder-STD Billboards Are Coming Down

Thanks to a new link on its website

(Newser) - In a move Engadget says will help the company "save face," Tinder has added links to an STD testing locator on its dating app and site, ending a monthslong fight with a nonprofit provider of HIV health care and prevention services, Reuters reports. The new locator powered by... More »

Tinder CEO Sean Rad: 'Yes, I Sext on Snapchat'

But only receives, says he's 'not crazy'

(Newser) - Sean Rad is handsome, charismatic, and eats Sour Patch Kids. The 29-year-old Tinder founder and CEO also is "one of the most divisive figures in tech today," writes Nellie Bowles in a lengthy profile in the California Sunday Magazine. Bowles talked to supporters, detractors, and Rad himself to... More »

What It's Like to Date Martin Shkreli

He takes you to a nice Japanese restaurant, buys $120 tea

(Newser) - Martin Shkreli may be the most hated man in America, but he's also "a pretty good time." So says Jacklyn Collier, who matched up with the now- former drug CEO on Tinder and went on a date with him in the fall, just after his company... More »

Weary of Swiping on Tinder? Bot Will Flirt for You

Casanova claims to bring more confidence to pickup lines than real men do

(Newser) - Apparently Tinder's requirement that users swipe left to reject a profile and right to make a connection is just too demanding, prompting two 24-year-olds fresh out of the University of Southern Florida to unleash a new bot, called Casanova, to do the heavy lifting for you. Users let Casanova... More »

Tinder CEO Gives Most Cringeworthy Interview Ever

A supermodel is begging him for sex, and, um, what's sodomy?

(Newser) - There's candid, and then there's "painfully candid." Tinder CEO Sean Rad chose the latter route in an interview with the Evening Standard published Wednesday—a day before Tinder holder Match Group went public, reports the Washington Post . The result: The group has basically disowned him. Though... More »

Woman Finds Lifesaving Kidney Donor on ... Tinder?

Erika Bragan will receive kidney from friend's Tinder date on Nov. 18

(Newser) - Four people approached Erika Bragan hoping their kidney would be the one to save her life. None were matches. Then Rich O'Dea and Jennifer Thomas swiped right on Tinder. Now "we have a dating app to thank for saving my wife's life," Bragan's husband, Scott,... More »

Tinder Doesn't Appreciate Billboards Linking It to STDs

Dating app wants AIDS Healthcare Foundation billboards taken down

(Newser) - Information on how to get free testing for diseases—great, right? Unless, perhaps, you're a dating app that's being linked to STDs. Tinder and Grindr aren't pleased with new AIDS Healthcare Foundation signage that's gone up around Los Angeles, showing not only where people can get... More »

5 Celebs You Might Meet on Tinder

Now you have a shot at dating an A-lister

(Newser) - Ever wanted to date a celebrity? Last month, Tinder debuted a "verified" status feature that allows celebs, athletes, and other "notable figures" to prove their identity, reports Fusion . And while the company didn't release a list of the A-listers using their app, there are reportedly at least... More »

Craigslist Personals Drive HIV Spike

A decade of research shows a 16% jump in transmissions when Craigslist arrives

(Newser) - Those "personals" ads on Craigslist are bringing more than hot dates to a neighborhood near you. When Craigslist enters a new market, the rate of reported HIV cases in the area jumps 16%, according to new research out of the University of Minnesota and published in the journal MIS ... More »

Dating App Tinder Demotes CEO

Sean Rad's demotion follows suit alleging 'frat-like' environment at company

(Newser) - It was a phone call Sean Rad wasn't expecting to get last month: an FYI from IAC honcho Sam Yagan informing him Barry Diller's company was demoting him as CEO of Tinder, the business he co-founded. A Forbes exclusive today reveals that Rad is indeed out of the... More »

Tinder Co-Founder's Suit: I Was Called a 'Whore'

Other co-founder suspended over flap

(Newser) - A tech startup that's all about dating is now embroiled in a lawsuit and scandal sure to remind you what you hate about dating. Tinder co-founder and former marketing VP Whitney Wolfe is suing the dating-app company for sexual harassment, based in large part on the behavior of fellow... More »

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