1The Tinder experiment that exposed shallow daters
Enter dating website Simple Pickup. Simple Pickup conducted a social experiment with the popular online dating app. They created profiles of a thin man and thin woman and "fattened them up" using prosthetics and padding to make them look significantly bigger than they did in photos.
The results? The guys that showed up were anywhere on the spectrum from rude to hateful re: their date's appearance, with only one of the five men willing to stay on the date with the woman.
The women, on the other hand, were..nicer. While all were shocked at how different their date looked from his photo, none fat-shamed their male companion. In fact, three of the women saw their date through to the end, and said they'd be interested in going on another date with him. One of the women even gave the guy a kiss.
Frankly, we were shocked that no one in the experiment knew their potential dates were wearing fat suits to begin with! Watch below.
2The Tinder dater who just wanted to cut to the chase
Derek sent Jules two options. In the first possible future, they would date, fall in love, marry and have children only to hate each other and divorce with the kids resenting them for their terrible upbringing, or they could just have a quickie with a condom and move on with their lives. And you thought romance was dead! (Source)
3The photographer who created art from her Tinder experiences
Cheers said that the dates helped her to explore her city more, but by the end of the social experiment, she had a bit of Tinder burnout. "First dates are hard enough, but the added pressure of the project made me more nervous than usual. Putting myself in that position night in, night out was exhausting both emotionally and physically." (Source)
4The celebrities that have joined Tinder
Spears is not the only celebrity to have a profile – Lily Allen, Katy Perry and Lindsay Lohan do as well. (Much to her embarrassment, Lohan was even matched with her own brother!)
5The men who put their resumes and bank account info on Tinder
Currently, there are men seeking love (and jobs) by posting photos of their resumes (and bank accounts) to the dating site. 21-year-old James Shamsi, a recent graduate of King's College, London relocated to L.A., put his CV on Tinder, and is getting a lot of response from companies. Shami said, he's "fielded offers from two small L.A.-based start-ups,” but emphasized that he is still “waiting for that one perfect position.”
That's right – a peek at your job history or finances can indeed get you an interview – or a coffee date. (Source | Photo)
6The banker who got a little psycho during a Tinder exchange
7The man who created a right swiping robot finger to get more dates
Tinder dater Andrew Sink has turned this theory into practice with his Tinder-o-Matic, a mechanical finger that automatically says yes to every woman on the dating site by right swiping her photo. While we humans are limited by our manual dexterity and our interest, the finger can swipe up to 900 profile likes in an hour.
"Obviously, the best (and intended) way to use the app is to read someones profile and see if you share any common interests or hobbies," Sink says, he just wanted to make the process more efficient.
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8The man who recreates the strangest Tinder photos he's come across
9The Tinder-like app that weeds out "poor" people
A somewhat offensive press release circulated by Luxy describes the app as "Tinder minus the poor people."
"It works just like Tinder," said Luxy's anonymous CEO, "With one big exception: Our app allows users to weed out the poor and unattractive."
How do they do this? It is possible for anyone to say they make over $200k and create a profile, but Luxy's got that covered too. Without a shred of humility, the CEO of LUXY continued, "it's about time somebody introduced a filter to weed out low-income prospects by neighborhood." (Source)
10The man who was booked on a rape charge after a Tinder date
The victim told a detective in the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office that she met Jacob Hirsch Witz, whom she knew only as “Jake,” on the dating app. The couple met at her apartment, where the casual encounter soon turned violent. Witz, 22, became aggressive, tearing her clothes, and raping her as she begged him to stop. Afterward, he made her delete all the text messages they exchanged, and forced her to bathe while he watched. Just before leaving, he said, " “Pretend this did not happen. Don't tell anybody. I did not rape you. I got to get out of here.”
In August 2014, Witz posted $75,000 bail and has since hired a lawyer. (Source)