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Friday, September 13, 2013

Tinder - The Future of Dating is Now!

If you are well-versed in social media then you have likely heard of Tinder. Tinder is a dating tool that allows users to browse a wide selection of potential mates and reject or accept them by a simple swipe of the finger. Welcome to 2013.

Tinder allows users to connect with singles in their area. The app is well designed Businessweek writes:
Like the monster in Alien, Tinder may be a perfectly evolved organism, a predator for your attention built on the DNA of its social networking predecessors. The faces you see on Tinder seem real because they’re tied to Facebook accounts, the gold standard of authenticity. Tinder takes the gay app Grindr’s location function, which pinpoints eager men down to the foot, and tames it for a female audience, rounding distance to the nearest mile. You can chat with Tinder matches, but you can’t send photos or video, so the app avoids Chatroulette’s fate of being overrun by aspiring Anthony Weiners.
Regardless of your willingness to hookup with someone Tinder allows the no-strings-attached opportunity to try and meet someone new. What is truly unique about Tinder is that it is designed for specifically smartphones. Using smartphones the app can detect your location and connect you with someone near by.

For a happily married man with almost three kids, their is not much utility in Tinder for me, but it is an interesting concept.