Despite the influx of dating apps that have exploded onto the scene, Tinder is still the app of choice for meeting potential lovers today. The problem is the app has become a feeding ground for scammers creating fake profiles solely for the purpose of extracting money from users. Here are some tips to help you weed out the fakers on Tinder.
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Dating terminology has gotten a lot broader - and a lot weirder - since the advent of smartphones, social media and online dating. It seems like every other day there's another pithy metaphor, slang word or acronym to jot down or brush up on.
Whether you're trying to keep up in the Gen Y dating scene or just want to decipher your teenage kid's wholly alien vocabulary, this glossary of love lingo is here to help.
It’s wise not to put so much pressure on a first date that you create impossibly high expectations. You’ll only make yourself nervous and likely make your date uncomfortable. But have we gone too far the other direction? It’s time to stop treating every first date like the first pancake in the frying pan. Do not feed it to the relationship dog.
Facebook has rolled out a number of changes to APIs used by developers for things like accessing events, group administration, page management and using Facebook for logging into to other apps and services. And while the changes are another step in the road to tying down rogue apps, it's not all smooth sailing.
A flaw in the Tinder app's log-in process, along with a flaw in Facebook's Account Kit API meant pretty much anyone could log into someone's Tinder account, just by knowing their phone number. It was a pretty big security issue. And, although it's now been fixed, it points to a lapse on the part of both Tinder and Facebook.
Israeli security firm Checkmarx has found that it's possible to reconstruct someone's Tinder session, including access to photos, by capturing traffic if you're connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The issue affects both the iOS and Android version of the app with a proof-of-concept app, dubbed TinderDrift, created to highlight how the flaw can be used.
For as much as everyone wants to fall in love (and get laid), first dates have a pretty bad rap. Probably because they're such a high-risk, high-reward proposition; they have the potential to either fill your life with magic or make you regret ever leaving the house. There's no way to guarantee chemistry (or even basic human courtesy) between you and your first date, but you can at least plan a good location to find out if you hate each other.
If you regularly use Tinder, you've doubtlessly heard rumours about Tinder Select. This "secret" version of the popular dating app significantly stacks the match-making in your favour. It also increases the odds of meeting the app's most desirable members, based on the level of user interest in their profiles.
While chiefly aimed at wealthy VIPs and promiscuous glitterati, it's possible for regular folk to score a one-way invite into the service. But how does it work? And how can you increase your chances of getting in? Here's everything you need to know.
Online dating is, for lack of a better phrase, freaking exhausting. I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed using Tinder, Bumble and the like, but dating in this modern age without them is almost unheard of. I've heard several people describe their dating-app experience as "video game-like", which is kind of disheartening, considering that there are actual humans attached to the videos on the screen.
It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world. Online dating is an increasingly popular way for people to find love, but that also makes it an attractive target for those with less than romantic intentions.
Do you use Tinder, Bumble, or even Badoo? Online dating apps make up one of the biggest sectors of the app marketplace -- as well as one of the fastest growing. While Tinder finds its largest audience in Australia, it seems that the rest of the world is no less obsessed with online dating. Check out some of the biggest dating apps across the world, and how they've found their audience.
When it comes to online dating, it's vital you put your best foot -- or photo -- forward. Picking your best photo can be agonising, but Tinder's new Smart Photos feature will use data to do it for you.
It seems the death of the monogamous long-term relationship, thanks to Tinder and other dating applications, has been greatly exaggerated, new research from the University of Sydney has found.
Contrary to reports online dating apps, such as Tinder, OKCupid and Grindr, are creating a "hook-up" culture of short-term relationships, the study instead found the apps were simply facilitating people's search for long-term love.