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Tinder Freaked Out on Twitter over a Vanity Fair Article

A new Vanity Fair article called “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse'” doesn’t exactly heap praise on the dating app for its role in the modern relationship. And whe...
Tinder Freaked Out on Twitter over a Vanity Fair Article
Written by Josh Wolford
  • A new Vanity Fair article called “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse'” doesn’t exactly heap praise on the dating app for its role in the modern relationship.

    And when someone at Tinder read it, they jumped on Twitter.

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is a corporate tweetstorm:

    I bet you really want to read that article now?

    Tinder has always tried to play off the fact that it’s a hookup app – which it is. But is Tinder ruining the modern relationship? I don’t know. Is wanting to hook up with attractive people a new phenomenon?

    “Tinder users are on Tinder to meet people for all kinds of reasons. Sure, some of them – men and women – want to hook up. Just like it real life. And in the many years that existed before Tinder,” says the company.

    And that’s a fairly good point.

    But reading Sales’ piece in Vanity Fair does make you feel kind of icky about a lot of it. And it’s hard to deny many of the points she makes.

    In the end, I’m not sure Tinder’s Twitter freakout was the best way to respond.

    Image via Tinder

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