Quoted: on Tinder and vanity

“The irony of Tinder is that in some ways the lack of information, or text, is actually less superficial than having the information.”

Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, tells Rolling Stone that just because the dating app relies primarily on images doesn’t mean it’s vain and superficial. “A photograph has a lot of information in it, when you think about it,” Rad said. “If I post a picture of myself on a ski slope, that says something different than a photo taken in Vegas at the pool at Encore.” Tinder allows users to swipe right on a person’s photo if they’re interested, and swipe left if they’re not. Mutual right-swiping means a match and possible chatting — using text.




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