UK to question Tinder, Grindr over age checks in dating apps

Tinder and Grindr are about to face close scrutiny over their age policies. The UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, plans to ask the dating app giants about their age verification and safety systems after a Sunday Times report revealed dozens of incidents of sexual assault and exploitation against […]

Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it’s all thanks to Tinder, analyst says (MTCH)

Business Insider/Bumble Match Group is rallying Friday after a Wall Street analyst launched coverage with a bullish price target of $ 66 — 28% above where shares settled Thursday. Nomura Instinet says the online-dating sector could be worth $ 12 billion by 2020.  Nomura says it’s worried about Facebook’s foray into dating either, and says […]

Facebook says it hasn’t seen any evidence that the hackers used stolen keys to access users’ Tinder, Spotify, or Instagram accounts (FB)

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook got hacked, it announced last week, and there have been fears attackers could use the stolen data to break into users’ accounts on Tinder, Spotify, Airbnb, and elsewhere. On Tuesday, Facebook said there is no evidence of that sort of thing happening. But it’s still not clear who is behind the […]

The Facebook hack affecting 50 million people also let the attackers access users’ Tinder, Spotify, and Instagram accounts (FB)

Facebook got hacked, it revealed on Friday — and 50 million users’ accounts were compromised. What’s more, if the victims logged into other services — like Tinder, Instagram, or Spotify — with their Facebook accounts, those might be affected to. It’s not clear whether the attackers did this, but the possibility may force companies that […]

A date with my Tinder data

I was on Tinder for almost four years. I’m no longer single, but Tinder and its parent company, Match, still have data on me. I didn’t delete my profile — I didn’t even think to — so using GDPR to request what information they had on me was more exciting, or at least more personal, […]

There’s no Tinder in the desert: How Chad’s Wodaabe nomads find love

Tariq Zaidi August 27, 2018 Share this article They’ve been called ‘the vainest tribe in the world’ and, once a year, Chad’s Wodaabe nomads get dressed up and dance for hours in the stifling sun in an attempt to attract a mate. Photographer Tariq Zaidi pays them a visit. Dawn breaks in the semi-desert Sahel […]

Prankster lures men to New York square to compete in ‘real life’ Tinder

A New York prankster lured dozens of thirsty men to the same location on a public square, promising them a DJ set and “whatever happens.” Once there, she cajoled them into competing in a bizarre version of ‘real life Tinder.’ After “shopping my soul around” on the popular dating app, one of the unlucky marks […]

Apps like Tinder and Bumble can open up relationships all over the world — but a surprising number of successful matches live just down the block

Jacob Bøtter/Flickr Dating apps are increasingly connecting people who live or work close by, have the same commute, or went to college together. Sometimes dating apps can speed up a relationship that might have unfolded, albeit platonically, in real life. Most dating app users opt to see potential matches who live within a few miles […]