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Tinder Users Will Likely Cringe at the Data Kept About Them

Columnist talks about her own 800 pages, and experts weigh in on the ramifications

(Newser) - If you use Tinder, you may be disturbed to find out just how much the dating app knows about you. Judith Duportail recently asked the company for access to the information it has on her, and, as she documents in the Guardian , she soon found out that information amounts to... More »

Woman Has Insane Bathroom Incident on First Date

It involved poop, firefighters, and a GoFundMe campaign

(Newser) - This might be the worst date in Tinder history. Or the worst date in history, period. Two Brits were on a first date when the woman reportedly went to use her date's bathroom, only to soon find herself in that most terrifying situation: Her poo wouldn't flush. So... More »

Your Date Cares a Lot About Your Credit Score

That number is a window into character and behavior

(Newser) - It may not sound romantic, but dating apps are offering researchers great insights into what most people tend to want in prospective partners. And multiple consumer surveys and academic studies have recently found that, at least when it comes to looking for a prospective partner, one's credit score is... More »

Your Tinder Bio Will Never Beat This One-Armed Woman's Bio

Lauren, who lost her limb in a moped accident, lists her job as 'arms dealer'

(Newser) - It can be hard to stand out from the pack on online dating sites, but a 21-year-old from San Diego has found a way to make her mark. Complex says "everyone can give up and go home now," because the Tinder bio of the woman who ID's... More »

Students Carry on Epic Tinder Exchange for 3 Years

And now it's scored them a trip to Hawaii

(Newser) - Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec have kept up an epic Tinder conversation for nearly three years—and after it recently went viral, their story scored them a free trip to Hawaii. BuzzFeed details how it all started for the Kent State University students when they matched on the dating app... More »

Looking for a Sperm or Egg Donor? Swipe Right

The new app 'Just a Baby' has some people on edge

(Newser) - Want a baby but not able to conceive biologically? Know how to use Tinder? A new app called Just a Baby now lets people browse sperm donors, egg donors, surrogates, co-parents, and even old-fashioned partners as if they're dating online, and it's ruffling a few feathers, per NBC... More »

There's a Secret Tinder for the Rich and Famous

Don't expect an invitation

(Newser) - Hoping to find your celebrity crush on Tinder? You're probably out of luck. That's because the uber rich and ridiculously good-looking are reportedly granted access to a secretive, members-only area of the app called Tinder Select. While these exclusive members start out using the basic Tinder app, a... More »

There's Now a Tinder of Sperm Donors

Gone are the days of flipping through binders of donor profiles

(Newser) - Sperm banks are keeping up with the times, and it's driving some people crazy. Back in the old days (say, the dark ages of the 1990s), those on the hunt for the perfect sperm donor had the time-sucking task of flipping through binders of prospective donors to weed out... More »

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 »

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