Friday, August 07, 2015
Brilliant, but long Vanity Fair article! Should be called Hook Up apps because they are all about sex w/o commitment "
"It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering. The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups. Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. Or not. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left. Her friends smirk, not looking up."
“Tinder sucks,” they say. But they don’t stop swiping.
100 million people—perhaps 50 million on Tinder alone—using their phones as a sort of all-day, every-day, handheld singles club, where they might find a sex partner as easily as they’d find a cheap flight to Florida. " "I hooked up with three girls off of Tinder, in and I spent a total of $80,” We talk for a total of maybe 10 to 15 minutes,” “We hook up. Afterwards she goes, ‘I swear I wasn’t gonna have sex.’ Well, you did a pretty shitty job of that one.”
The preferred device for all this page / picture swiping: The iPhone. And this is why the iPhone and APPL have a great future!
Who owns all this sex on the Internet? It's not the domain king and his body part domains. It's branded sites now owned by IAC and Barry Diller once the mogul of Hollywood, now the mogul of human porn.
Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse via @VanityFair
Barry Diller and the Sex APP Name Sourced from Frank Schilling
What Does Barry Diller Name A Sex Site When Sex.com is Taken? Would You Believe Tinder?