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New Zealander jailed for life over Briton's Tinder date murder

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:10 PM

The 28-year-old is given a non-parole period of 17 years for strangling Grace Millane in December 2018 in a case that shocked New Zealand

MURDERED. File photo of women sitting under a photo of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane during a vigil at Civic Square Park in Wellington on December 12, 2018. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Google and Tinder probed over use of data in EU

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Regulators check if the companies have a 'valid legal basis for processing' user data

Tinder unveils 'panic button' for emergency response

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:01 PM

A new feature unveiled by Tinder will allow users to opt into the personal safety app Noonlight, which connects users to personal emergency services

TINDER. This file illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US social networking application Tinder on the screen of a tablet. File photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Tinder, Grindr accused of illegally sharing user data

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:40 PM

(UPDATED) The report, titled 'Out of Control,' examines the collection and use of personal data by 10 popular apps and concludes that the advertising industry is 'systematically breaking the law'

Dating app Tinder to move out of parent's home

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:19 PM

'We've long said IAC is the 'anti-conglomerate' – we're not empire builders,' says Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive of the holding company IAC

TINDER. This file illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US social networking application Tinder on the screen of a tablet. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Tinder feature warns users if they're in countries with laws targeting LGBTQ+

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The feature, called Traveler Alert, hides LGBTQ+ users' profiles or their sexual orientation information if they're in countries where same-sex relationships are illegal

Apps, social media fuel 'booming' online prostitution – study

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The organization calls on authorities to 'mobilize social networks' and hold accountable websites which profit from online prostitution

Is dating app Tinder blocked in the Philippines?

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) Tinder appears to be blocked on both PLDT Home and Smart, prompting users to question why

Tinder 'Swipe Surge' notifies users when many users are active

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:58 PM

During a surge, the chances of matching with someone may go up 2.5 times higher than usual

Photo from Tinder

[Two Pronged] From Tinder match to my friend's husband

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'When I first met the husband of one of my best friends, I was shocked. He was a man I first met on Tinder and had sex with a few times.'

[Two Pronged] After 3 dates, I think I'm falling in love with my Tinder match

Jul 29, 2018 - 5:50 PM

'I am afraid he won’t take me seriously because we met via Tinder,' writes RC

Tinder rolls out profile GIFs

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Users will be able to use looping GIFs on their profile with the update

LOOPS. Tinder profiles will have a little more motion with the update. Illustration from Tinder

Daily $0.05 'social media tax' causes outcry in Uganda

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:36 PM

In East African country Uganda, a new law requires citizens to pay the government $0.05 for one-day access to Facebook, Tinder, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Grindr

Image for illustration purposes only. Illustrated by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

New Tinder feature to match people based on locations visited

May 15, 2018 - 10:27 AM

If a user visits a certain cafe, for example, Tinder will find potential matches who have visited the same cafe

Goodbye ex-boyfriend, hello online dating

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Believe that for every loss, there is someone new to be found

Calida on Ombudsman probe, Roque on fake news bill, HRW on Duterte | Evening wRap

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 PM

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Be my Olympic Valentine: Pyeongchang becomes dating hotspot

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Skeptics may say they should be concentrating more on winning medals, but with time to kill between their events, some male and female competitors appear to have gone looking for a match on Tinder

TOP FORM. Athletes practice during a speed skating training session at the Gangneung Oval Arena during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung on February 8, 2018. Aris Messinis/AFP

Tinder vulnerabilities let strangers see your swipes

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Tinder's lack of encryption opens up users to being spied on

Tinder is now top-grossing app in Apple's app store

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

New premium service that allows users to see who liked them propels app to the top

EXTRA FEATURES. Tinder's 'Gold' service has helped the app attract more downloads since its introduction. Image from Tinder

Tinder gives 2 strangers free trip to Hawaii after hilarious 3-year convo

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

A protracted Tinder exchange consisting of short greetings sent once every few months sends two strangers on a dream holiday – but on one condition

5 tips memulai percakapan di Tinder

Apr 08, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Setelah ‘swipe right’ dan mendapatkan ‘match’ kamu akan melangkah ke proses yang lebih berat: memulai percakapan

Coming soon to PH, select countries: Tinder on computers

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The dating app is testing a browser version in select countries including the Philippines

BACK TO DESKTOPS. The browser version of Tinder marks the unusual trajectory of a software going from mobile to a desktop. Screenshot from Tinder

Kini Tinder bisa dimainkan lewat desktop!

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Saat ini baru delapan negara yang bisa menggunakan layanan Tinder Online termasuk Indonesia

VERSI DESKTOP. Kini Tinder bisa dimainkan lewat layar komputer. Foto screenshot dari YouTube/Tinder

Peng T. Ong on the traits of a good investment

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:08 PM

How can startups catch the eye of big investors and venture capitalists?

UK football ref banned for impersonating female refs on Tinder

Jun 17, 2016 - 2:22 PM

A male referee who put several female officials through hell by impersonating them Tinder has been banned from football until 2019

Tinder to raise age requirement for users

Jun 09, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Tinder users must now be at least 18 years old to use the application up from the original 13 years old

Bicara Seks: 5 pelajaran yang bisa kamu ambil dari Tinder

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:54 AM

Asam manis dunia kencan modern layakkah dicoba?

Bicara Seks: Menjadi jomblo setelah 11 tahun tak pernah sendiri

Feb 21, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Apa rasanya jomblo setelah selama 11 tahun tidak pernah sendirian? Serasa seperti Alice yang terjatuh ke dalam lubang kelinci Membingungkan sekaligus mengejutkan

Masih adakah harap-harap cemas di era Tinder?

Nov 26, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Jatuh cinta di era Tinder

Should I stop sleeping around to fall in love again?

Nov 24, 2015 - 11:43 AM

I first decided to do one night stands because I wanted to get over the emotional feelings that I had for my ex

My first Tinder heartbreak

Oct 07, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The worst tinder date ever is the one where you actually fall hard for the guy

Tinder 'overreacts' on Twitter to Vanity Fair feature

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:23 AM

In a 6 400 word feature in its current issue the upmarket society magazine told how hip young Americans use Tinder for breezy sex with no strings attached

Kata pria vs kata perempuan: Mencari jodoh di Internet

Jul 25, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Topik pekan ini adalah mencari pasangan di Internet Sudah pernah ada yang berhasil?

My first Tinder date: To hook-up or not?

Jul 23, 2015 - 12:36 PM

When he started kissing me I giggled nervously When we began to make out I had an attack of self consciousness

Space cargo crash, non-singles on Tinder, #MayPac in social media | SciTech4u

May 11, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Trying to find the love of your life on Tinder? Think again That and more in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Which dating apps are worth it? Tinder, OKCupid, HowAboutWe?

Mar 21, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Algorithms are smarter and sharper and you can meet up with people in your area in literal minutes if you wanted to

Love in the time of online dating

Feb 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

There has been a noticeable rise in online dating usage particularly days leading to Valentine’s and noobs or newbies tend to be the most active users on days following February 14

The perks of dating apps: A gay guy’s discovery

Dec 16, 2014 - 5:41 PM

One gay guy reviews various dating apps and lists a protocol for dating someone met through one of them

Do not choose the following as your Tinder profile pic

Aug 02, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Some photos can sabotage your chances of Tinder success

[DASH OF SAS] Love me Tinder

Jul 03, 2014 - 12:17 PM

How does a dating app like Tinder fare in the age of social media?

Which social media platform are you?

Jun 30, 2014 - 10:22 AM

If Facebook were a person would that be you? Or are you more like Twitter? Find out in our fun quiz

Tinder 'Moments' makes flirting even easier

Jun 09, 2014 - 11:55 PM

Taking cues from SnapChat the location based dating app adds ephemeral messaging to its list of features