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Where Dating Meets Information: Investigating Social and Institutional Privacy Concerns on Tinder

Where Dating Meets Information: Investigating Social and Institutional Privacy Concerns on Tinder

Article Information

Christoph Lutz, Department of correspondence and society and Nordic Centre for Web and community, BI Business that is norwegian School Nydalsveien 37, NO-0484 Oslo, Norway. E-mail: [email protected]

Abstract

The extensive diffusion of location-based real-time dating or mobile dating apps, such as for instance Tinder and Grindr, is changing dating methods. The affordances of the dating apps vary from those of “old school” online dating sites, as an example, by privileging picture-based selection, minimizing space for textual self-description, and drawing upon current Facebook profile information.