Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.
Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.
As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love (or at the very least get laid).
Tinder may have rock solid reputation for being the hookup app, but there's a new player in town.
Casual X is an app that's catering exclusively to people who want encounters with no strings attached.
Summer is here, the festivals are coming, and if you’re looking for a muddy fling that lasts no longer than three days then Tinder can help you find the perfect music-loving tent buddy.
Clear communication is key to making sure your boundaries are respected.
Welcome to "Un Slut," a column about the toxic culture of bullying and slut shaming by Emily Lindin, founder of The Un Slut Project, director of "Un Slut: A Documentary Film," and author of "Un Slut: A Diary and a Memoir."We grow up learning that a woman’s sexuality must be carefully controlled by someone other than the woman herself.
It’s one of the reasons we’re still so uncomfortable acknowledging female masturbation. But your sexuality is not one of those things, and it’s time to stop acting like it is.
Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do different.
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.