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The upward thrust of the Tinder-themed marriage ceremony

In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. It is cuffing season after all. The Tinder catchphrase “It’s a Match!” has always contained a semi-ironic nod to the decidedly old-school roots of matchmaking. But the phrase that launched a thousand hookups takes on an even schmaltzier meaning...CONTINUE READING
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A resourceful student turned to Tinder for help studying for her midterm

A student struggling with math turned to Tinder for last minute help.  College sophomore Maddi McMaster has taken calculus twice, and she was at her breaking point right before her midterm. “My strongest subject is definitely English,” she said over Twitter DM. “I’ve always been terrible at math, so God knows why I chose an...CONTINUE READING
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A 69-year-old ‘positivity guru’ wants to legally change his age to 49

“Positivity guru” and occasional DJ Emile Ratelband is 69 years old, but he believes he’s only 49.  Describing himself as a “young god,” Ratelband asked the Dutch courts to legally change his age on Monday to improve his quality of life. He insists that he’s discriminated against by jobs and dating apps because on paper,...CONTINUE READING
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Sean Rad, early Tinder employees, sue Tinder owners IAC/Match for billions

They call it selling out for a reason. On Tuesday, ten Tinder co-founders and early employees filed a lawsuit against the dating app’s overlords, InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Match Group. The plaintiffs, who include co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, and Jonathan Badeen, allege that the corporate owners deliberately sought to manipulate the valuation of Tinder, in...CONTINUE READING
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Jokey Tinder profiles are ruining the internet (and online dating, for that matter)

It’s Viral Market Crash week on Mashable. Join us as we take stock of the viral economy and investigate how the internet morphed from a fun free-for-all to a bleak hellscape we just can’t quit. I remember the halcyon days of the internet when jokey Tinder profiles elicited a genuine chuckle.  Those days are long...CONTINUE READING
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