fairly-convincingly argued that apps like Tinder have ushered in a dating apocalypse, where neither men nor women are satisfied with the sex or companionship swiping begets.
The company proceeded to devolve into a bitter ex-girlfriend on Twitter and had the 140-character media meltdown of the year. CEO Sean Rad announced at the Web Summit in Ireland that users will soon be able to "Super Like" each other, which sounds more like the diary of a lonely high schooler than a major interface overhaul. No dating apocalypse here, bring on the deeper intent!!!
Now, how many of those people are already in one, that's harder to say.
What, exactly, that algorithm will entail, they didn't say.
Botelho’s alter ego Balta made further inroads by joining Facebook events for Temer protests and a Whatsapp group for protestors wanting to meet up together before attending the Avenida Paulista march.
Through the Whatsapp group, Botelho met with 21 would-be protestors at São Paulo’s Consolação metro station on Sunday afternoon, and led them to the Centro Cultural Vergueiro where police intercepted them.
In a conversation obtained by (pictured), Botelho tried to come across as “cool” and down with LGBT rights with all the grace and believability of an Evangelical Christian at a gay pride parade. “It’s cool yes, but no one deserves an award for being reasonable,” she answered.
Of the nine who replied, only one said she was open to a hook-up.
The most common response went along the lines of: ‘Maybe, but I’m not on here for that’. Its tagline ‘Discover those around you’ is much more oblique than Grindr’s mission statement ‘Find gay, bi and curious guys near you’, which seems to set out the state of play in quite clear terms.
‘ Marina Rossi Fernandes reported, Willian Pina Botelho, a captain in the Brazilian Military Police Intelligence Division, created a false Tinder profile as part of an operation to find and arrest protestors heading to the Fora Temer march in São Paulo on September 4.
Acting under the pseudonym “Balta Nunes,” Botelho described himself as interested in “leftist women” and his profile included the quote, “Democracy is the road to socialism,” incorrectly attributed to Karl Marx (sexy).
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But hailed as the ‘straight Grindr’, the app has caused some confusion amongst its users, who can’t seem to decide whether it’s intended to find them a one-night stand or a long-term love. ’ and the no-doubt sarcastic: ‘No, I’m looking for a wife.’ Although there was the odd more gentlemanly response (‘I don’t know, I’m just finding my feet on here…’) it soon became clear that the vast proportion of the men I asked were on Tinder to find that casual set-up that so often eludes them on traditional dating websites – and indeed in non-virtual dating. I have one male friend in search of a serious girlfriend who returned to Guardian Soulmates after a quick flirtation on Tinder because he felt the girls on there weren’t serious enough about having a relationship.