The study found most use Tinder casually because they’re bored, playing with the app like a kind of smartphone game - even though many use it to find true love.
If you use dating apps, you might have experienced ghosting, or worse.
Dating on apps is the new reality, but do they really make dating easier? A Cape Town study finds Tinder complicates it further.
Despite the belief that people are deeply skeptical of strangers, study after study shows that humans are primed to trust one another.
It’s easy to say “I’d never fall for that” when confronted with the stories of women who were conned by romance fraudster Simon Leviev. But a determined scammer can be very convincing and persuasive.
Dating apps were created to help people connect online, then meet in person… How have they responded to the pandemic? And what role do they play in helping people adjust to this new dating reality?
Granting police access to Tinder users’ information is problematic for many reasons (even if the intent is to keep people safe).
Tinder and similar apps fail to properly address issues of online harm. A lack of policy is to blame, as well as app design features and society’s general attitudes towards more minor cases of abuse.
From geopolitical tensions over - very - personal data to user strategies, discover the workings of an industry that is responsible for one in three marriages in the United States.
People looking for a potential partners online highly value a sense of humour but immigrants struggle with local jokes.
Tinder was developed as a dating app, but research has found that some find it useful for promotional campaigns and artistic purposes.
Love requires imagination. What happens when this imagination spirals?
Dating app Tinder has come under increasing scrutiny over harassment facilitated by the platform. But its new safety measures, while undoubtedly an improvement, are unlikely to prevent abuse.
Bumble, the wildly popular dating app where women ask the men out relies on a girl-power model of feminism. The problem is that the men on Bumble aren’t ready for this model.
Nightclub-goers often regard the sort of sexually aggressive behaviour they witness as unacceptable, but they put up with it because it seems like lots of people – especially men – are doing it.
Cultural differences play an important role in the experience of day to day activities, including online dating.
Grindr, the largest queer dating app worldwide, is all about the short term hookup; the currency used to attract your date is physical fitness versus wealth symbols, used by straight men on Tinder.
Despite the claims of online dating services, there is little scientific evidence that using self-reported data for matchmaking can lead to long-term compatibility.
Dating apps have changed the way people present themselves. Visual cues and short 100 word bios are the new currency of dating.
Online dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. Virtual reality could change that.