Gigglebit: Love in the time of Tinder

16 Sep 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

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The dating app Tinder is one of those 21st-century ideas that is either loved by its users for making online dating mainstream and more acceptable, or is reviled for seemingly making dating into nothing more than a competition based on looks.

Regardless, it’s made a name for itself and whether people admit to having it on their phone or not, it’s a phenomenon in its own right.

So how has it affected how we date and how do people now view the idea of a partner? Probably something like this …


Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic