Tinder Swipes Back at Vanity Fair in Twitter Tirade Over ‘One-Sided Journalism’

Company criticizes magazine after it published story accusing the app of creating a “dating apocalypse”


Dating app Tinder went on a lengthy Twitter tirade after Vanity Fair published an article suggesting the app is responsible for the “dating apocalypse.”

Vanity Fair’s Nancy Jo Sales wrote the story, which details the rise of hook up culture and the effect it is having on society at large. Tinder was not amused and proceeded to post a string of tweets defending the easy-to-use matchmaking service.

“@VanityFair Little known fact: sex was invented in 2012 when Tinder was launched,” the team behind the app wrote in their opening salvo against the magazine. “It’s disappointing that @VanityFair thought that the tiny number of people you found for your article represent our entire global userbase.”

Tinder went on to state that many in countries like China and North Korea use the app to meet people because other social media is banned. They also cited the case of a lesbian journalist in Pakistan who used the app to find a partner.

“Tinder creates experiences,” they continued. “We create connections that otherwise never would have been made. 8 billion of them to date, in fact.”

“If you want to try to tear us down with one-sided journalism, well, that’s your prerogative,” Tinder tweeted. “But it’s not going to dissuade us from building something that is changing the world. #GenerationTinder”

Vanity Fair did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Read the rest of Tinder’s defensive tweets here.