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Man Killed His Tinder Date, Cops Say

Utah man charged with her murder

(Newser) - A man called 911 in the wee hours of Sunday with a horrifying claim: He said he had murdered someone inside his home in Layton, Utah. Officers arrived to find a woman with stab wounds to her torso; she died at the scene. Now the man who called 911 is... More »

Hidden Danger of Dating Apps: Sex Offenders

Investigation reveals how easy it is for predators to meet their victims on popular sites

(Newser) - Women looking to meet a partner on a dating site would be well advised to read a new investigative piece with a disturbing takeaway: It's surprisingly easy for sex offenders—even those on criminal registries—to set up profiles and meet new victims. Anyone who relies on these sites... More »

Former Tinder Exec Sues, Alleges Ex-CEO Groped Her

Rosette Pambakian alleges the incident happened at a 2016 company party

(Newser) - A former executive at Tinder sued the dating site and its former CEO on Monday alleging he sexually assaulted her and the company fired her from her job as VP of marketing and communications in retaliation for her complaint, reports CNBC . Rosette Pambakian said in the lawsuit filed in Los... More »

Zimmerman Gets the Boot

Trayvon Martin's killer was apparently using a fake name on the dating website

(Newser) - Bad news for anyone with a thing for George Zimmerman: Two dating apps have given him the boot, CNN reports. Tinder recently removed the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin from its platform, just as Bumble did in December. Screen grabs from Creating Loafing Tampa Bay show Zimmerman going by "... More »

Men Lured to Mass Tinder Date by New York City Woman

She got dozens of men to show up to her self-styled 'Singled Out'

(Newser) - A New York City woman is receiving both rants and raves for her decidedly bold decision to lure dozens of men to what can only be described as her own self-styled dating game. Per CBS News , the woman, identified in reports as Natasha Aponte, used the dating app Tinder to... More »

Angela From The Office Has a Plea for Her Nephew

Keep me out of your Tinder profile, she asks

(Newser) - Angela Kinsey, the actress best known as Angela Martin from The Office, has been trending on social media Friday thanks to an inadvertent boost from a nephew. As People explains, Kinsey became aware that one of her nephews was boasting of his famous relative on his Tinder profile. "You... More »

Tinder Co-Founders, Execs Sue App's Owners for $2B

They say parent company undervalued app

(Newser) - The co-founders of the dating app Tinder, along with eight other current and former executives, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly bilking them by manipulating financial information to create a lowball estimate of Tinder's value, the AP reports. They are seeking at... More »

Cops: Murder Suspect Used Dating Sites to Lure Victims

Connecticut's Danueal Drayton says he has killed up to 7 people, though cops are still investigating

(Newser) - He was on probation in Connecticut; eyed as a suspect in a New York murder; and now has been busted across the country for rape and attempted murder. Danueal Drayton offered some other crimes to cops in Los Angeles when he was arrested and charged there last week, per the... More »

He Swiped Left by Accident, Then Got Resourceful

Missouri freshman emails every Claudia on campus after his Tinder mistake

(Newser) - A Missouri State University student who feared he swiped a potential sweetheart out of his life with a dating app mishap emailed every Claudia on campus to find her. The freshman meant to swipe right on the woman's Tinder profile—a sign that he wanted to meet her. Instead... More »

Body Found of Woman Who Vanished After Tinder Date

Now that date, and her 51-year-old male roommate, are being held as 'persons of interest'

(Newser) - Sydney Loofe sent friends a selfie on Snapchat on Nov. 15 with the caption, "Ready for my date." It was the last time friends would hear from Loofe, who went on a date with a woman she'd met on Tinder but didn't turn up for work... More »

Married Prof Met Firefighters on Tinder, Then Things Got Ugly

Melissa Ann Santana arrested on charges of felony stalking, making false statements

(Newser) - She went by the names Ann, Amanda, and Kendall on Tinder—and some Arizona firefighters apparently swiped the wrong way. The Washington Post has the bizarre story of former Northern Arizona University professor Melissa Ann Santana, who was arrested Oct. 30 on charges of felony stalking and making false... More »

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 »

World's Loneliest Guy Gets Help From Tinder

Company helping to raise money for white rhino breeding

(Newser) - There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world , and he's getting some help from Tinder. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with the dating app for a campaign called "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World," focusing on the rhino named Sudan,... 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 »

Prosecutor: Woman Fell to Her Death Trying to Flee Tinder Date

Prosecutor says she was so scared, she fell from balcony

(Newser) - A New Zealand tourist was so afraid of an Australian man she met through the dating app Tinder that she fell 14 floors to her death while trying to escape from his apartment balcony, a prosecutor told a court on Monday. Gable Tostee, 30, pleaded not guilty in the Queensland... More »

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