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Having Allegedly Failed to Gobble Up Bumble, Dating Giant Match Group Buys Rival App Hinge Having Allegedly Failed to Gobble Up Bumble, Dating Giant Match Group Buys Rival App Hinge

Tinder’s parent company Match Group, the online dating conglomerate that owns a number of dating sites including OKCupid and Match.com, has acquired rival service Hinge. Per the Verge, that leaves women-centric Bumble as the “only notable dating app” outside Match’s control, though not for lack of trying.

WeChat Blocks 'Sugar Dady' Dating Service in China WeChat Blocks 'Sugar Dady' Dating Service in China

After a meteoric rise in popularity in China, the SeekingArrangement dating app was removed from the country’s most popular social network, WeChat.

Study: Tinder Users Aren't Having More Casual Sex Than the Average Horny Person Study: Tinder Users Aren't Having More Casual Sex Than the Average Horny Person

If you’ve been holding off on joining Tinder because it carries the stigma of being an app for hookups, have no fear: a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found no one on Tinder is actually having sex.

I Had No Idea Who Grimes Is, But After 20 Minutes of Misinformed Research, Reports She's Dating Elon Musk Make Sense I Had No Idea Who Grimes Is, But After 20 Minutes of Misinformed Research, Reports She's Dating Elon Musk Make Sense

On Monday, reports emerged in Page Six, the tabloid New York Post’s gossip page, that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is dating none other than musician Grimes. At first, I didn’t know what to make of this, because—confession: I had absolutely no idea who Grimes is.

Facebook Wants to Help You Find Love (So Please Hand Over More Data) Facebook Wants to Help You Find Love (So Please Hand Over More Data)

Facebook, still reeling from a scandal concerning the improper sharing of tens of millions of its users’ data, now wants to get even more intimately involved in your life. At the F8 developer conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network will soon offer dating features slated to roll out…

Grindr's API Surrendered Location Data to a Third-Party Website—Even After Users Opted Out Grindr's API Surrendered Location Data to a Third-Party Website—Even After Users Opted Out

A website that allowed Gindr’s gay-dating app users to see who blocked them on the service says that by using the company’s API it was able to view unread messages, email addresses, deleted photos, and—perhaps most troubling—location data, according to a report published Wednesday.

The Guy in That Trump Dating Site Ad Has a Child Sex Conviction The Guy in That Trump Dating Site Ad Has a Child Sex Conviction

Die-hard Donald Trump supporters struggling to find partners who love freedom and despise cuckservatives as much as they do were recently blessed with a new dating site just for them: Trump.Dating. But because everything Trump-related has to come with an embarrassing and horrific publicity flub, one of the mugs…

Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr

One of four accused criminals who posed as gay men on Grindr to set up home invasions was sentenced this week to 15 years on hate crime and other charges including kidnapping, carjacking, and use of firearms in the commission of a crime, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

OkCupid's New Real Name Policy Is Dumb OkCupid's New Real Name Policy Is Dumb

OkCupid announced this week that it would scrap all of the usernames on its site and require prospective daters to use their real names instead. Naturally, a bunch of OkCupid users are now worried about being exposed to harassment from people they turn down on the dating site.

Check Out These FTC Complaints Against Tinder Check Out These FTC Complaints Against Tinder

Anyone who’s spent any considerable amount of time on Tinder knows that, like any service promising random lonely people quick and easy access to a horde of horned-up singles over the Internet, it kind of sucks. It’s filled with fake profiles, tries to sell you on premium services, and even if you do meet someone,…

Tinder Keeps Swiping Right on New Ways to Take Your Money Tinder Keeps Swiping Right on New Ways to Take Your Money

Summer’s here, the weather’s hot and sticky. What did you expect Tinder to do? It has needs...

Disgraced Cheating Site Ashley Madison Claims It Has Millions of Users That Totally Aren’t Bots This Time Disgraced Cheating Site Ashley Madison Claims It Has Millions of Users That Totally Aren’t Bots This Time

Ashley Madison is back...supposedly. The cheating site claims it added more than 400,000 global users last month, according to a New York Post report. The supposed growth is especially surprising given that the site experienced a massive data breach in July 2015 that exposed thousands of names and addresses of…

Dating App Creates Service for People Who Are Too Lazy to Make Dates Dating App Creates Service for People Who Are Too Lazy to Make Dates

These days there isn’t much we can all agree on, but here’s a perennial truth: online dating isn’t easy. If you’re looking for love and haven’t found any luck on Tinder or similar platforms, the dating app Hinge is testing a new service for the online dater who thinks sex is cool but way too time-consuming. It’s…

These Stories of People Who Got Scammed on Tinder Are Heartbreaking These Stories of People Who Got Scammed on Tinder Are Heartbreaking

If someone asks you to send them money on a dating app like Tinder, don’t do it. This might sound like common sense, but in a world where more people are meeting potential partners online, it can become all too easy for otherwise intelligent people to get scammed. And these Tinder horror stories are a testament to…

Tinder Bans Most Teens Tinder Bans Most Teens

In case you had any doubt, Tinder is for adults only: The dating app is banning users younger than 18 starting next week.

Ohlala, the App That Lets You Pay for Dates, Is Coming to the United States Ohlala, the App That Lets You Pay for Dates, Is Coming to the United States

Ohlala, with its quirky almost French-sounding name, blends everything you normally see in a dating app with the twist that men are paying women for the dates. And starting tonight at 6:21 PM Eastern, New Yorkers can start using it.

Popular German Dating Site LOVOO May Use Fembots to Lure Men into Paying for Membership Popular German Dating Site LOVOO May Use Fembots to Lure Men into Paying for Membership

After the Ashley Madison fembot scandal, this scenario sounds familiar. Internal documents leaked by whistleblowers at dating site LOVOO, which boasts 36 million users across Europe, reveal the company used bots called “promoter bitches” to flirt with men and get them to spend Euros on the site.

How Men and Women Really See Each Other When Online Dating How Men and Women Really See Each Other When Online Dating

In the world of online dating, nothing is as it seems. But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people. A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and reported on in the press suggested that when evaluating photographs from…

Bartenders Talk About Your Terrible Tinder Dates Bartenders Talk About Your Terrible Tinder Dates

Oh, Tinder, OkCupid, Grindr, whatever your particular dating app poison. Your first date dramas play in bars the world over. Because bars are a typical venue for painfully awkward first encounters, bartenders all have a front-row seat—and they're definitely talking about it.

How Do I Look in These Genes? The Science of DNA Dating How Do I Look in These Genes? The Science of DNA Dating

That sensation you feel when you meet someone you like—that visceral pull towards another human being—there's biology behind that. And if there's biology behind that, it can be measured, and controlled for, and used to help determine if two people will be attracted to each other before they ever even meet in person.…

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