What Comes After Tinder?


These days things move fast, real fast. People are already feeling fatigue from swipe-centric dating apps and are looking at other possibilities.

Eliza predicts that the best clues to the future of online dating can actually be found in the past: “Honestly, I think we’ll swing the other way. Not even back to how our parents met, but before that — mixers and dances and shit.” Many of the women I spoke to seemed to be interested in something similar to that — a tech setup for meeting people in a bar or at a party, basically. It would take some alchemy for those larger meetups (Eliza offered that one template might be “field day, but for grown-ups”) to seem cool instead of desperate.

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Priscilla Pine — The Cut

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Online Dating and the Death of the ‘Mixed-Attractiveness’ Couple

What could be the effects of online matchmaking? Today’s needull explores some effects in detail.

 To use fratboy vernacular: 7s date other 7s, and a 3 has no chance with a 10.

There is an exception, however, to this seeming rule that people always date equally attractive people: The longer two people know each other before they start dating, the more likely it is that a 3 will date a 6, or a 7 will marry a 10. 

Which is interesting to think about as dating apps, which match strangers up for dates, take over the dating world. Because if more and more people meet their future spouse on a first date, the mixed-attractiveness couple might just go extinct. 

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Pricenomics — Alex Mayyasi

Hopeless in a Tinderbox

This one is about Tinder… again. The writer writes a very interesting tale about his sojourn in Tinderland. Touted as one of great disruptor in the dating and casual relationship space, Tinder’s start in India hasn’t exactly been very disruptive. While men have been swiping everything right, women have been conservative to say the least.

“And then the matches happen, one after the other. All with other men. And I realise that men, just like me, in moments of frustration and inspiration, have begun swiping right against other men.”


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OPEN — Lhendup G Bhutia

Mr. (Swipe) Right?

These days entrepreneurs are the biggest stories. We are interested in their story, how they did it, where do they come from? Reading about someone who is not yet 30 but has net worth in billions created in a span of less than 5 years fascinates us.

Today’s needull gives a detailed profile of Sean Rad, the founder of Tinder. The app reflects the personality of Sean. It’s a 1‑to‑1 correlation.”

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The California Sunday Magazine — Nellie Bowles

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