Tinder dating app sparks Millennials’ fires

Miranda Levitt was gushing about her new guy. His name is Todd, she told a girlfriend one day this summer, and he is so great – a director, older, established. The 26-year-old New York actress kept enthusing until her friend, with a dawning sense of recognition, cut her off: What’s his name again? The same “great guy” had been asking her out for a week on Tinder.

“My first reaction is like, ‘What the (hell) is Tinder?’ ” Levitt said. “So of course I downloaded it, and proceeded to play on it like it was a video game for weeks.”

Tinder, as Levitt learned, is not a website. It’s a pathologically addictive flirting-dating-hookup app. The first step is to sign in with your Facebook ID, which gives Tinder your name, age, photos, and sexual orientation. There is no second step. You’re immediately shown the face of a person of your preferred sex, and, again, there’s only one thing to do: Swipe right if you like what you see, swipe left if you don’t. Another face instantly appears for appraisal, and then another.

http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/Tinder-dating-app-sparks-Millennials-fires-4795634.php

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