Covid-19 Can’t Stop People From Looking for Love (or Hookups)

Teens cough theatrically while their crushes spring away from them, retreating into their hoodies like turtles into their shells. Men and women walk up to each other on the street, stretch their arms out for hugs and their faces forward for kisses, only to jump back at the last moment and bump their feet together instead. A man walks down the street in a It’s Corona Time”—honks and drones in the background. His caption: “When your girlfriend has coronavirus but you still love her.” Intimacy and social distancing do not mix. Off Road Aarian Marshall and Gregory Barber Covid-19 Campus Shutdowns Hit Some Groups Especially Hard Digital Culture Arielle Pardes As concerns about Covid-19 grow, many people’s minds have turned …

Tinder is adding a ‘panic’ button to help address the safety anxiety of first dates

When you meet someone on a dating app, you risk so much more than just getting your heart broken. Forget the traditional “bad date,” there are countless literal horror stories of women being sexually assaulted by people they met on a dating app. According to UK’s National Crime Agency, the number of sexual offenses involving dating sites and apps rose by 450% between 2014 and 2018. To make things worse, recent reports discovered that many dating apps, including Tinder, don’t screen for sexual offenders. Thankfully, the already haywire world of dating is getting a little safer as Tinder rolls out a slew of safety features, including a panic button. The “Tinder Timeline” will allow users to upload details about their …

Comedian Lane Moore celebrates 5 years of making Tinder-swiping hilarious

often during late hoursLane MooreMoore is a comedian, actor, musician, author of , and to the Daily Dot. For the past five years, theyve also been conducting Tinder Live. The premise is just what it sounds like: Moore swipes left or right, messages potential suitors, and tries to decode Tinder bios that range from bizarre to painfully boringall in front of a live audience. mayor of Tinder,Using an iPad, Moore projects their Tinder app on a screen, asking for audience input on which way to swipe and what to say to the dudes who inevitably populate Moores inbox. They often invite special guests, like Orange Is the New BlackI’ve done the show with the flu, I’ve done it injured, I’ve …