Techies Are Hacking Tinder In a Desperate Attempt to Get Laid

Kevin Montgomery · 08/13/14 06:00PM

There's nothing quite as pathetic as swiping right on every profile you come across on Tinder. It's little more than the dating equivalent of throwing a giant bowl of questionably delicious spaghetti against a shit-covered wall. However, the lonely techies of Hacker News have optimized the catch-all process of seeing which poor souls come to them. And they're sharing their secrets.

Tinder Is Full of Robot Prostitutes

Gabriel Luis Manga · 07/24/14 01:47PM

I moved back to New York from Cairo in January of 2014, and among the biggest culture shocks was American Tinder. In Cairo, there was the occasional woman, mostly Russian tourists on holiday, using the mobile dating app; in New York, I met a torrent of instant flirtation. Patterns emerged: apparently almost every woman under 30 in this city "Loves whiskey," is really into Hallmark-caliber affirmation quotes, and fake moustaches. Tinder seemed like a lot of work. So much swiping, so much chatting, only to be disappointed in the flesh.

Kevin Montgomery · 07/11/14 10:55AM

Barry Diller, chairman of IAC, which owns Tinder, isn't sweating the sexual harassment suit. "We've been doing an internal investigation that is not yet complete, but so far has not given us any reason to believe that the CEO was engaged in any negative practices."

Tinder Exposed Your Exact Location for Months

Nitasha Tiku · 02/19/14 12:10PM

Tinder's callous approach to privacy is getting more brazen. Businessweek says a security flaw exposed the exact latitude and longitude of Tinder users for between 40 to 165 days, with no notice from the company.