What’s the biggest problem you run into while using the popular dating app Tinder?
Is it that almost all the children of the Earth seem appalling when reduced to four photos and the opportunity to describe themselves in two sentences? Is it that you are a busy modern creature with precious little time to message the people in your life you already care about, much less strangers about whom you know nothing? Is it your terrible reflexes, never more inconvenient than when you have only a split-second to get someone else’s unbidden genitalia out of your face?
Or, like Circuit Breaker writer Ashley Carman, is it that you never know how or when to save a person in your phone? Ashley wrote about this on The Blog a few weeks ago, regaling us with the charming anecdote of the time a boy saved her in his phone as a fishcake emoji. “After her post went viral in Vox Media’s Slack rooms and out loud in Verge HQ, we knew we had to congregate in a very dark closet and talk about it at some length.
So we did it! Using anecdotal evidence and one impromptu phone call to a former romantic interest, we figured out the best way to go about saving numbers in the age of Tinder” quoted Lizzie Plaugic.
Spoiler: it’s definitely not to refer to people by their first names, as 108 percent of the male population of the United States is named “Matt.”
“Another idea Ashley and Kaitlyn are trying to get management on board with is a game show-style podcast about New York City public transportation. You give us a location, we aggressively debate the best way to get there — we weigh walking distance vs. total travel time, train crowdedness vs. train’s propensity for delays, Showtime boys vs. no Showtime boys, etc. We would call it The Amazing Race! Anyway, just think about it” reported by Lizzie Plaugic.
Tinder is a free, location-based mobile dating app that simplifies the process most dating websites require. You simply download the app to your smart phone, link to your Facebook account, choose up to six photos of yourself, and write a brief bio. That’s it! You swipe left if you don’t like them and swipe right if you do. If someone you like also swiped right on your photo, the app immediately informs you, “It’s a Match!” and urges you to begin chatting.