Tinder News: 1 billion matches, verified accounts

In what has been a busy press week for the highly addictive dating app Tinder, CEO Sean Rad announced that the service had made 1 billion matches.

The app works by giving users a stack of images of potential dates within a certain radius. Users swipe right or left to show their interest in the person. When two people swipe right on each other, a match is made, and they are able to exchange messages. These are the matches that were counted.

The ultimate depiction of human superficiality known as Tinder quickly gained popularity amongst a younger crowd where it received a notorious reputation for finding “hookup partners.”

Now analytics have shown that the median age on Tinder is 27, with Sochi’s athletes and Hollywood’s elite getting in on the action. Earlier this week Sean Rad told The Hollywood Reporter that the company will introduce verified Tinder profiles to help famous people “get some,” because too many celebrity accounts are being written off as fake.

Notable names among the list of active celebrities on the app are Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Kennedy, Lindsey Lohan (of course), and Tinder’s co-founders, Sean Rad and Justin Mateen, who apparently get swiped left a lot.

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