Soon, Sammy had amassed about 250 matches, meaning several hundred people had “liked” her back.And the following day, the roommates messaged each guy, inviting him to meet Sammy at a local frozen yogurt shop in Orem, Utah.
According to Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, more than 70 percent of Tinder’s users are between 18 and 24 years old, and 20 percent are between 25 and 34.“You have to have a Facebook account with at least 50 friends,” he said.
“We kind of depend on Facebook to authenticate users for us, so you don’t really see fake users on Tinder, which you do see on other applications.”At Yogurtland, the men quickly realized they’d all shown up in search of the same, imaginary dream girl, but most laughed off their mistake. I totally didn’t expect it, until I saw throngs of dudes (who obviously don’t eat at yogurt land [sic] often if ever) in line,” wrote a user named Tim.
There’s purposefully no profiles to fill out, and Tinder’s creators say its superficial focus on looks mimics the social dynamics of the offline world.
All members see about potential dates are a few photos, mutual friends and interests, and the other person’s location.
“I’m going to yogurt shop called yogurtland tonight at 9 in orem with some girl friends if you want to meet up 😉 [sic]” Sammy wrote.
“We thought maybe five people would show up because it’s kind of sketchy to have just a random person you’ve never met send you this one message,” Bagley explained.
Intrigued by Tinder’s success on their college’s campus, three Brigham Young University college students set up a social media experiment to test how many men would show up at a frozen yogurt shop to meet a pretty girl they’d found on Tinder, but knew nothing about.“We were looking at it the other night and wondered, ‘how many guys would actually randomly meet up with someone they’d never talked to in real life or anything? And we were proven wrong."Since Tinder requires a Facebook account to log in -- a measure meant to weed out precisely the kind of fake accounts the roommates created -- Bagley and his friends set up a Facebook profile for a fictional, 21-year-old girl they dubbed “Sammy.” They uploaded a handful of photos taken from Miss Teen USA Kendall Fein’s online profile, signed into Tinder and, on Wednesday at around 9 p.m., spent an hour “liking” every guy that appeared.
’” said Bowman Bagley, a junior who organized the Tinder test with roommates Danny Gessel and Joshua Valdez. Tinder online allows two users to message each other if both have “liked” each other.
Unlike your traditional dating site, Tinder works by simply signing into your Facebook account and allowing people to see your friends and some photos. If you see someone you find attractive you select that person.
That person won’t be notified that you are interested unless they happen to select you as well.
To sum it up — he’s a bro as defined by Urban Dictionary.