South Dakota’s only gay club is dead when I show up on a Friday night. A Katy Perry song thumps on a dance floor so vacant it looks fit for an open house. There’s a lone lesbian chain-smoking outside and two guys slurping vodka near a row of empty bar chairs.
These days, you can find love anywhere—in a bar, up a mountain or sat alone on the toilet—thanks to your smartphone. This short film explores that idea: can a regular guy find his love match on a crowded commuter train? »
So Bumble is the new Hinge, which was the new Tinder, which was the new OkCupid. That’s what happens with dating apps: The cool new one inevitably gets overrun by creeps and BDSM enthusiasts, and a cooler, newer, better one comes along to weed out the riffraff and offer yet another gimmicky way to find love, or at… »
I have never seen an ad for a product that so completely sums up all the reasons why you would never, ever want to use it. The MissTravel app helps “attractive females” score free vacations from “generous males” who just want a first date. And this insanely creepy video is supposed to sell you on it. »
Do you love the low-risk emotional distancing of Tinder but hate having to swipe through all the riffraff to get there? A new dating app called The Grade is here to help, giving you the same Facebook-powered swiping but without all the undesirables. Because it bans anyone who doesn't make the cut. »
The number of syphilis cases is on the rise, and some public health officials think it's because of Grindr. Well, Grindr and Adam4Adam and, presumably, Tinder and Hinge and OkCupid. These apps all make it easier to find people to have sex with, so naturally they cause more people to get STDs, right? Not exactly. »