Tinder Created a Show to Give Its Users Something to Hook Up About

A choose-your-own-adventure series is designed to give young Tinder swipers something to talk about.

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  1. This is a smart move considering that many dating app users want only online validation, not an in-person date. This is based on my non-scientific study (i.e. personal experience and talking to people) over the past few years. These games are likely a sign that many people are seeing "online dating" as an end unto itself, not simply a means. I don't have the data, but I'd bet the % of matches that convert to offline dates has dropped a lot since dating apps began. App users get most of the benefits of dating—flattery, validation, sexual tension, fantasy, telling ourselves and others we're seeking a partner when we really aren't—without any potential rejection or awkwardness.

  2. There should be an app where you can geolocate to specific buildings and sends u a notification if ur in same location as someone else on the app, giving both the chance to swipe, and if there’s a match u can go to the nearest bathroom or have coffee or whatever. Libraries, college campuses, young people need to get laid more. A more contextualized version of tinder but higher success rates. Location location location

  3. “They speak in gifs, they react in emojis, they talk in stories,” said Elie Seidman, the chief executive of Tinder, of 18-to-25-year-olds. The century old dilemma of interpersonal relationships solved. Mental health professionals everywhere can finally die in peace.

  4. Tinder is not a dating application. Know your clientele and what they are doing.

  5. 'What exactly are you supposed to say in response to “👋🏼”?' I liked reading an observation about the Tinder generation - "we hookup because we have no social skills - we have no social skills because we hookup"

  6. Maybe they could just, like, go outside and have a real, selfie-free adventure? Call me crazy.