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Tinder’s social media editor has meltdown after Vanity Fair suggests that users are just looking for sex

Published 12/08/2015 | 15:36

The popular dating app, Tinder.
The popular dating app, Tinder.

If you thought it was okay to suggest that the majority of Tinder users are just on the prowl for the ride, think again because it seems the app’s social media editor is a bit touchy about the subject.

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Following Vanity Fair’s publication of an article called ‘Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse’ which suggested that Tinder is a means for people to hook-up without commitment, the app’s Twitter page became alight with fury.

The article clearly touched a nerve as an angry rant about the integrity of the dating app went viral on social media, the basis of which was that users of the app are looking for “meaningful connections”.

“If you want to try to tear us down with one-sided journalism, well, that’s your prerogative,” the SME wrote.

“The Tinder Generation is real. Our users are creating it. But it’s not all what you portray it to be.

 “Our data tells us that the vast majority of Tinder users are looking for meaningful connections,” Tinder tweeted.

Read more: 10 Reasons why girls swipe left on Tinder

Vanity Fair’s article angered Tinder so much that it even forced it’s social media manager to use profanities.

“It’s about meeting new people for all kinds of reasons. Travel, dating, relationships, friends and a s**t ton of marriages.

“Talk to the female journalist in Pakistan who wrote just yesterday about using Tinder to find a relationship where being gay is illegal.

“Talk to the many Tinder couples — gay and straight — that have gotten married after meeting on Tinder.

“The ability to meet people outside of your closed circle in this world is an immensely powerful thing.

“But it’s not going to dissuade us from building something that is changing the world. #GenerationTinder.”

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