The Tinder experiment that exposed shallow daters

It will not be wrong to say that most people on Tinder look for companionship based on looks. The layout of the app is such — you swipe through pics of likely dates and make up mind if or not you’d love dating the person in question, solely on the basis of a photo. Enter dating website Simple Pickup – they did a social experiment with the hot online dating app. They made profiles of a thin man and thin woman and made them to look fat using prosthetics and padding. The outcomes? The guys that turned-up were anywhere on the scale from rude to hateful re: their date’s look, just 1 of the 5 men agreed to stay on the date with the woman.

On the flip side – the women were nicer. None of the women fat-shamed their male partner. And 3 of them stayed with their date till the end, and one of the women even gave the guy a kiss. To be honest, we were stunned that no one in the experiment perceived their likely dates were having on fat suits to start with!

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The Tinder dater who just wanted to cut to the chase

Jules an FSU student chose to delete her Tinder account after receiving this missive from a likely suitor named Derek. Derek offered Jules two choices. First one was: they’ll date, romance, marry and have children. Finally hate each other and end up in divorce with the kids resenting them for their frightful childhood, or they’ll opt for a quickie with a condom and push ahead with their lives.
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The photographer who created art from her Tinder experiences

Kirra Cheers, a Brooklyn based photographer chose to chronicle her Tinder dates on camera. Her series comprising 17 dates is a real-life depiction of what it’s to navigate modern dating, on both a personal and universal level. ‘I chronicled my personal experience so that people can set it side by side to their own,’ she said.

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The celebrities that have joined Tinder

Britney Spears broke up with boyfriend David Lucado in the summer of 2014, and is now trying to date again with the help of Jimmy Fallon. She appeared on the talk-show The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon – and played a game dubbed ”The Pros & Cons of Dating Britney Spears.” Fallon too surprised her with her own Tinder account which he configured for her. Her Tinder bio? “This better work, bitch.” Spears is not the lone celebrity on Tinder — Lily Allen, Katy Perry and Lindsay Lohan too have a profile.

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The men who put their resumes and bank account info on Tinder

If picking a date based on looks alone isn’t flimsy enough for you, how about basing a prospective love-affair on a standpoint of the suitor’s financial status?

Presently, some men are looking for love (and jobs) by posting photos of their resumes (and bank accounts) to the dating site. 21-year-old James Shamsi, graduated from King’s College, London, and put his CV on Tinder. Companies are responding back to him.
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The banker who got a little psycho during a Tinder exchange

Check out Patrick Bateman from American Psycho – or the anonymous Tinder user “Tom.” Tom starts things off with a fairly distasteful offer, and turns rude when he’s rejected. If only she knew he made $32k in just a few short months!
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The man who created a right swiping robot finger to get more dates

Tinder dater Andrew Sink has developed Tinder-o-Matic, a mechanical finger that is programmed to say yes to every woman on the dating site by right swiping her photo. Whereas we humans are restricted by our manual deftness and our interest, the finger can swipe up to 900 profile likes in an hour.
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The man who recreates the strangest Tinder photos he’s come across

25-year-old Australian Jarrod Allen was anticipating to meet someone special when he joined Tinder, but luck eluded him. However, at Tinder he ran into a wealth of photos begging to be imitated, and he started posting his versions of those pictures to his Instagram, Tindafella. His account has ever since gone viral.
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The Tinder-like app that weeds out “poor” people

Wanna meet a rich, single person who makes over $1 million a year and is looking for companionship? Have a look at Luxy, the dating app for rich people. ‘It imitates Tinder in functionality, said Luxy’s anonymous CEO, ”But unlike Tinder: Our app lets users to weed out the poor and unattractive.”
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The man who was booked on a rape charge after a Tinder date

As per the statement of the victim recorded by a detective in the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, she met Jacob Hirsch Witz or Jake, on the dating app. The couple met at her apartment, where Witz turned aggressive, stripped her naked, raped her, and thereon made her delete all the text messages they exchanged, and coerced her to bathe while he watched.
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