Log into your Newser account
Joined Newser on:
Find what you're looking for
More about Newser:
Want to contribute?
Suggest a Story
Get our apps:
Install our app:
Stories 1 - 20 |
May 3, 2023 2:57 PM CDT
Tinder to Russia: We're Done
Parent company Match Group is going to be out by June 30
- In addition to not being able to get their Pepsi , McDonald's , Netflix , and Starbucks , Russians now won't be able to swipe right or left on Tinder. As Quartz reports, the Match Group—which runs dating sites like Match.com, Tinder, Hinge, and PlentyofFish—has decided to call it...
This Tinder Scam Ended
With a Crazy Police Sting
Mar 26, 2023 4:00 PM CDT
This Tinder Scam Ended With a Crazy Police Sting
The Verge explores a carjacking via the online hookup site
- Stories about online romance scams are fairly common these days, but the one recounted by the Verge has some strange twists. For one thing, the victim wasn't an older person unsavvy about tech; it was a 32-year-old tech entrepreneur with deep pockets named Mike Vallejo. For another, this scam...
Tinder Removes Man
Accused in Documentary
Feb 6, 2022 12:25 PM CST
Tinder Removes Man Accused in Documentary
'Elle' dives into the women featured in Netflix's 'The Tinder Swindler'
: No one can swipe right on Simon Leviev anymore, Tinder has decided. The subject of the Netflix documentary
The Tinder Swindler
has been taken off the platform, the
reports. You won't find him under "Shimon Hayut," either; Tinder said he's no longer active...
Dating Apps Are Adding
May 21, 2021 10:43 AM CDT
Dating Apps Are Adding Vaccination Badges
They've teamed up with White House to boost vaccination rates
- Cupid might want to consider trading in his arrows for vaccine needles. Major dating apps including Tinder, Hinge, and Match are bringing in vaccination badges and other features so users looking for love can let others know their COVID vaccination status, the Hill reports. OkCupid—which is adding an "...
Kick Off Rioters
Jan 16, 2021 5:30 PM CST
Dating Apps Kick Off Rioters
Amateur investigators are eliciting confessions, then contacting the FBI
- Dating apps are conducting their own investigations of the attack on the US Capitol last week, identifying and removing anyone who joined the riot. The apps also are being used by customers as a tool to identify those who were in the mob, the
reports, with men and...
A 'Brutal Loss' for
Loughlin on House Sale
Jul 14, 2020 9:49 AM CDT
A 'Brutal Loss' for Loughlin on House Sale
'Full House' star, husband wanted $28.7M for Bel Air mansion, reportedly got just $18M
- A Tinder co-founder has swiped right on Lori Loughlin's Bel Air mansion, but reportedly not for what she and husband Mossimo Giannulli hoped to get for it. The couple, now awaiting sentencing in the college admissions bribery scandal , originally listed the 12,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home for $35 million, though...
Date, Cops Say
May 25, 2020 4:04 AM CDT
Man Killed His Tinder Date, Cops Say
Utah man charged with her murder
- 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...
Hidden Danger of Dating
Apps: Sex Offenders
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 8, 2019 6:43 AM CST
Hidden Danger of Dating Apps: Sex Offenders
Investigation reveals how easy it is for predators to meet their victims on popular sites
- 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...
Former Tinder Exec Sues,
Alleges Ex-CEO Groped Her
Aug 6, 2019 12:07 AM CDT
Former Tinder Exec Sues, Alleges Ex-CEO Groped Her
Rosette Pambakian alleges the incident happened at a 2016 company party
- 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...
Zimmerman Gets the Boot
Apr 20, 2019 1:55 PM CDT
Zimmerman Gets the Boot
Trayvon Martin's killer was apparently using a fake name on the dating website
- 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 "...
Men Lured to Mass Tinder Date
by New York City Woman
Aug 20, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
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'
- 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...
Has a Plea for Her Nephew
Aug 17, 2018 11:56 AM CDT
Has a Plea for Her Nephew
Keep me out of your Tinder profile, she asks
- Angela Kinsey, the actress best known as Angela Martin from
, has been trending on social media Friday thanks to an inadvertent boost from a nephew. As
explains, Kinsey became aware that one of her nephews was boasting of his famous relative on his Tinder profile. "You...
Tinder Co-Founders, Execs
Sue App's Owners for $2B
Aug 14, 2018 3:28 PM CDT
Tinder Co-Founders, Execs Sue App's Owners for $2B
They say parent company undervalued app
- 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...
Cops: Murder Suspect Used
Dating Sites to Lure Victims
Jul 30, 2018 7:37 AM CDT
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
- 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...
He Swiped Left by Accident,
Then Got Resourceful
Jan 23, 2018 4:10 PM CST
He Swiped Left by Accident, Then Got Resourceful
Missouri freshman emails every Claudia on campus after his Tinder mistake
- 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...
Body Found of Woman Who
Vanished After Tinder Date
Dec 6, 2017 9:55 AM CST
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'
- 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...
Married Prof Met Firefighters
on Tinder, Then Things Got Ugly
in case you missed it
Nov 25, 2017 2:14 PM CST
Married Prof Met Firefighters on Tinder, Then Things Got Ugly
Melissa Ann Santana arrested on charges of felony stalking, making false statements
- She went by the names Ann, Amanda, and Kendall on Tinder—and some Arizona firefighters apparently swiped the wrong way. The
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...
Will Likely Cringe
at the Data Kept
Sep 26, 2017 12:20 PM CDT
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
- 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
, she soon found out that information amounts to...
Woman Has Insane Bathroom
Incident on First Date
in case you missed it
Sep 9, 2017 11:00 AM CDT
Woman Has Insane Bathroom Incident on First Date
It involved poop, firefighters, and a GoFundMe campaign
- 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...
Cares a Lot
Aug 26, 2017 12:13 PM CDT
Your Date Cares a Lot About Your Credit Score
That number is a window into character and behavior
- 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...
Stories 1 - 20 |
Popular on Newser
16-Year-Old Arrested After Felling of Iconic Tree
Trump's Comment Sparks Steps by Milley
Winners, Losers From the GOP Debate
Woman Has Struggled to Prove She's Not Dead for 16 Years
One Sign Haley Is Gaining Traction: Trump Goes on Attack
On This Day:
10 Years of Headlines
We're glad you're here.
As an ad-supported site,
Newser can't exist without ads.
To read our stories, you'll
need to tweak one thing.
OK, tell me what to do
If you're using:
An ad-blocker, please whitelist Newser
by clicking the ad-blocker icon in your browser.
(Examples: Adblock Plus
, and Ghostery
A DuckDuckGo extension in your browser, please access Newser without it: Either by removing it, whitelisting us, or using another browser.
Thanks so much.