Tinder is shit



  • @gurth said in Tinder is shit:

    @benjamin-hall said in Tinder is shit:

    I was joking based on the "if it's cool I don't like it phrase.”

    Thought do, though that’s not exactly what I said 🙂

    mobile (both phone and driving) undefined to accurate quoting 👿



  • @benjamin-hall said in Tinder is shit:

    mobile (both phone and driving) undefined to accurate quoting living longer 👿

    FTFY



  • @timebandit said in Tinder is shit:

    @benjamin-hall said in Tinder is shit:

    mobile (both phone and driving) undefined to accurate quoting living longer 👿

    FTFY

    Probably true. But I like to live life on the wild side.



  • @benjamin-hall said in Tinder is shit:

    I like to live life on the wild side.

    Just get married then 😜


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  • @timebandit said in Tinder is shit:

    @benjamin-hall said in Tinder is shit:

    I like to live life on the wild side.

    Just get married then 😜

    Well, I want to, but....women and I are a complicated subject. Ok, not so complicated. I suck at starting relationships (or even detecting that such would be desirable).

    Every person I've ever been significantly attracted to had at least one of the following traits:

    1. Married/in a long-term relationship
    2. Completely out of my league.
    3. Unavailable/not compatible for other reasons (religious, life-style, orientation, etc).

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    @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    I'll, uh, just leave this in here...

    The Menprovement Initiative | Reactions | Tinder – 02:01
    — Tinder

    Seems like their ideal man would be a neckbearded fedora who can't stop saying 'm'lady'.



  • @benjamin-hall said in Tinder is shit:

    mobile (both phone and driving) undefined to accurate quoting 👿

    Worse: I typed it on a full-size keyboard.


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    @scholrlea said in Tinder is shit:

    The fact that he was looking for horribly broken people whom he could break even further

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  • @scholrlea said in Tinder is shit:

    Official Thread Shitpost: the whole datinghooking up for casual sex app thing never made sense to me, nor do personals/hook-up ads in general. However, this may be due primarily to seeing the human/dumpster-fire hybrids my father found through them. The fact that he was looking for horribly broken people whom he could break even further did sort of bias me against that sort of thing.

    Or it could be the whole "complete inability to understand ordinary people" thing on my part. I dunno. 🤷♂

    But that's kind of the point: you get to fulfill those pesky biological/physical urges without having to actually deal too much with other people.

    Or, as Charlie Sheen's character would say: I don't pay prostitutes for sex, I pay them to leave.


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    And then there's this 100% real thing that happened:


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    @blek

    The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood. Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.


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    @bb36e tangentially related:


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    @bb36e Ah yes, the timeless classic.


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    @bb36e said in Tinder is shit:

    @blek

    The stories and information posted here are arutistic works of fiction and falsehood. Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.

    FTFY





  • @bulb Hey! Take it to the NSFW thread, you crazy person!



  • Today's Grindr stupid:

    Opened it up, and up come a promo: enter this competition! Terms and conditions: void where prohibited, prize worth $100, entrants must be in the US. I am in Australia.

    If only there were some way for this location based app to figure out in which country I was in and show or not show me promotional material relevant to me. Guess they can't do that with sub-millimetre location accuracy.



  • @douglasac said in Tinder is shit:

    sub-millimetre location accuracy

    I'm trying to think of any situation where a remote party would need to know the position of a cell phone that precisely and I can't think of any. The closest I can think of would be something like Pokemon Go needing to know where to put the pokemon in your view, but that could never be sent over the network at any reasonable latency for rendering.



  • @ben_lubar said in Tinder is shit:

    I'm trying to think of any situation where a remote party would need to know the position of a cell phone that precisely and I can't think of any.

    When the necessity of this was pointed out to the Grindr people I believe their response was "it's a feature!" as they were not only recording it, but they were also sending it to everyone even if you opted not to show your distance, and it could also be pulled up at will once you figured out how their API worked which was (and I believe still is) trivial.



  • @douglasac said in Tinder is shit:

    Opened it up, and up come a prornmo

    how can you tell the difference?





  • @boomzilla There's a typographical error. It says the manufacturer's name is "UNILAD", but I'm pretty sure they meant "UNLAID".



  • @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    inb4 "you should get grindr instead"

    @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    I know it was meant for hookups and I'm using it wrong

    Yeah I stopped using it because I realised you're not supposed to look at a picture for about 15 minutes before you swipe. Both genders (last I checked the app was gender-binary) have vastly different expectations when looking for a date. Besides, I need something to read and hardly anyone wrote a bio (I guess that's what does it for me).

    The point is I ended up using match.com and okcupid. There were no survivors.



  • @pie_flavor As you wiiiiissssshhhhh......


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    It's fine to show me people I previously swiped left on. Maybe I did it on accident, maybe I changed my mind. Whatever, it's alright.

    What isn't fine is showing me people I swiped right on before, matched with, and been talking to. What the fuck? How do you fuck up this bad? "It's a match!" - YEAH, NO SHIT?!


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    @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    It's fine to show me people I previously swiped left on. Maybe I did it on accident, maybe I changed my mind. Whatever, it's alright.

    What isn't fine is showing me people I swiped right on before, matched with, and been talking to. What the fuck? How do you fuck up this bad? "It's a match!" - YEAH, NO SHIT?!

    Looks like you really need to get laid.


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    @kt_ I'd love to but you keep postponing



  • @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    What isn't fine is showing me people I swiped right on before, matched with, and been talking to. What the fuck? How do you fuck up this bad? "It's a match!" - YEAH, NO SHIT?!

    Check if the conversation is still there, if it isn't they may have unmatched with you.


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    @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    @kt_ I'd love to but you keep postponing

    I’m not that cheap, you know. First you need to buy me a chocolate. And a purple dildo. And a barrel of lube. And then send me with all of that to @wood’s house.

    Filed under: don’t ask, don’t tell.



  • @kt_ said in Tinder is shit:

    @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    @kt_ I'd love to but you keep postponing

    I’m not that cheap, you know. First you need to buy me a chocolate. And a purple dildo.

    Unfortunately, Epic Weapons seems to be temporarily out of business, but I bet that Jim Sterling has a few extra Penetrators. Maybe he'll sell you one?

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  • @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    @anonymous234 said in Tinder is shit:

    You have to use Facebook because everyone else is on Facebook.

    Toby Faire, a lot of people are leaving Facebook precisely because everyone else is on Facebook, including their 80 years old grandma, the village idiot, and millions of bots. Almost nobody I have in my friends posts more than maybe once a week, most never post anything on their timeline.

    The only reason I still use Facebook is to post pictures of Molly to a invite-only group, for the benefit of friends and family on Facebook.

    Every now and then I try to browse my timeline. First made the mistake of checking on mobile and every second post is an ad. Fuck off with that shit.

    Then I checked on desktop with FB Purity installed... now every other post is either someone shilling for their MLM scam, or posting stupid quotes pasted onto Minions pictures, or those goddamn "blessed, like if you agree" things. Oh and even better, Facebook allows you to turn your text into those fucking huge-ass font against a 640x480 multicolored background, so the timeline is littered with geocities puke.

    Thankfully I'm spared the majority of hot-takes, racist uncles, and #MAGA douches. But if I spend more than 5 minutes looking at the timeline my brain hurts.



  • @wernercd said in Tinder is shit:

    @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    I know it was meant for hookups and I'm using it wrong

    I keep going to the Red Light District in Amsterdam. I just don't understand why I haven't found my wife yet...

    Good point, though I have run into your mom several times there.


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    Ahahahahahahahaha Jesus fucking Christ, this app is literally coded by monkeys, there is no other explanation for the shit I just discovered!

    So, I haven't got a new match in ages. I don't use the thing very often so I was thinking it was just bad luck. Today I decided to try and investigate a little bit - which is actually a really quick thing to do because the app doesn't let you shit. What it does let you is log out, which I tried. Then I tried to log back in.

    Suddenly, there's a prompt where I have to enter my phone number. I didn't have to do that before, being logged in the facebook app on the same device was enough. At no point did Tinder ever hint that there was any change to the terms of service or whatever. Well, whatever, I have an unused prepaid SIM lying around, so enjoy this bit of "personal data" you invasive cunts.

    Surprisingly I managed to authenticate fine, which is probably because the phone verification was handled by Facebook and not the shit-for-brains that made this trainwreck. But what's this? All my photos, bio, existing matches and even settings are gone!

    What seems to have happened that my profile was in a limbo state where I wasn't actually logged in, but I could still use the app and swipe on people. This might have been going on for weeks (there's no way to tell) with no indication of anything like that happening. I'm not sure why, but I'm guessing it's either:

    • Tinder started requiring a phone number verification to log in, so it logged me out so I'd have to enter my number the next time I started the app, except the app didn't know that, and their authentication system is so shit it just let me in and continued to show me people, but I couldn't actually interact with them in any way.
    • Some time ago I changed my facebook name, and this fuckfest of an app tracks profiles by name, so when I changed it, it thought it was a new profile - but again it failed to log me out as it should have. That would also explain why all my past activity disappeared when I relogged.
    • Both the above at the same time - limbo because of the new auth system and the blank profile because of the name.

    Either way, this is a fucking disaster of an app. I wonder what would have happened if I gave them money - I bet they'd happily take it while making me roleplay a fucking ghost.


  • area_can

    @blek said in Tinder is shit:

    the phone verification was handled by Facebook and not the shit-for-brains that made this trainwreck

    A different shit-for-brains!



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