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After Whatsapp, its LoveApp: Tinder & Grindr


By Ridham Gambhir

With apps like Shaadi.com and Jeevansaathi, finding a prospective life partner became easy and well facilitated. But who knew that apps such as Tinder and Grindr would emanate and make dating an experience similar to shopping on Flipkart or Myntra? Search for what you like, swipe right and left and get interesting recommendations from the app itself.

Tinder, a social networking app was initially released in 2012. This ‘swipe app’ enables its users to swipe right on a photo for a potentially good match and left, so as to move to the next one.

The online dating app was a huge trend in UK and the US but now it has takers in India too. A sign of our emancipating nature, maybe? The app is authenticated with Facebook login and Instagram account. Users add a short description about themselves, upload a few photos and mutual friends between a user and his/her potential match is also listed.

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With Facebook, users have to maintain a certain ‘personality’ and dignity in accordance with the friends they have in their profile. Moreover, that site is not ‘hook-up oriented’ while Tinder is. People who join Tinder, do it with the sole motto of finding’ ‘true love’ or a probable partner. Such an e-version of ‘love’ has given people experience that is cherished by some and detested by others.

“When I first heard of it, it seemed funny to me. How can somebody find love photos and  a small description. But little did I know, that I would find my love through this app. The idea of meeting someone totally unknown to you, does seem dangerous but then one chance is worth it.” says Viraj Pandey, a 21-yr old male from Delhi.

With true love a few clicks, rather a few “swipes” away, some have had a bad experience too. Ayesha 140421_POL_Dating_jpg_CROP_promo-mediumlarge

Kaul, a 23-yr old girl from Noida, was shocked to meet her date, who had claimed to be unmarried but was married and a father of a boy.

Such applications do not guarantee love, but surely an experience one would remember all their lives. After all, going on a not-so-blind date might be a good idea!


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Cheaters Beware : This is How the Dating App SwipeBuster is Going to Catch You in Your Game

Have you ever wondered that your partner might be cheating on you?

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Our society has created a negative image of the 'nice guy.' We give you reasons why you should date one, instead! Pixabay
  • Swipebuster allows one to know when their partner (or friend, colleague, or parent) last used Tinder
  • App exposes how social sites like Tinder reveal your personal information on the internet

London, August 22, 2017: Since the beginning of times, all of man’s attempts have focused on making life easier- be it the discovery of fire, creation of a wheel, a vehicle, and in the present-day dating apps. Finding love today is just a mobile application away. All you have to do is download a dating aid like Tinder and search until a person finally catches your eye. A swipe in the ‘right’ direction, numbers are soon exchanged, a few texts follow, and cut to your first date. Finding love was never that easy. But what happens when a person already in a relationship, continues to swipe through potential matches? How do I make sure my partner isn’t active on Tinder despite our relationship? Infidel partners are warned, for Swipebuster can reveal your secrets!

For just $6.99 (£5.43), Swipebuster allows users three searches to look for people registered on Tinder and check the last time they swiped to a potential match.

The mobile app has a trouble-free work mechanism- the user has to simply punch in the name, age and the likely location of the person they want to stalk get information about. While there have been reports of users claiming that the application has flaws and allows slip-ups, Swipebuster maintains that the more specific location is entered as a search query, better are the chances of the suspect turning up in the results.

ALSO READ: Social media a marriage killer in China: Experts

The application, previously called Tinder Buster and was later changed to SwipeBuster, was first released in April 2016.

The application, upon release, sparked privacy concerns among Tinder-users. The Telegraph quoted a spokesperson from Tinder as saying, “Searchable information on Swipebuster is public information that Tinder users have on their profiles. No private user information is being made public.”

It is no magic how Swipebuster works. It accesses Tinder’s user database using the app’s official API (application programming interface), a common element that is made public for third-party applications (like Tinderly) to plug in with products.

As much as you may not want to believe it, the primary aim of Swipebuster is not to bust cheating partners. Instead, it was designed to alert people about how much information about them is available and easily accessible on the internet. A spokesperson from SwipeBuster told The Telegraph, “We decided to show people an example of how much data is available about them, by answering one of the bigger questions in relationships, is he or she cheating on me?”

While the application can potentially help suspicious minds sleep easier knowing their partners are not cheating, we also predict a whole trail of arguments.

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Indian Companies Patanjali, Reliance Jio Among The Top 10 Influential Brands in India

Patanjali bagged the fourth position while and Mukesh Ambani’s controlled Reliance Jio has bagged the ninth position

Bhai Sunder Panchal with Baba Ramde. Wikimedia

July 15, 2017: According to a study by the global research firm Ipsos, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev promoted Patanjali Ayurveda was featured among the top 10 most influential brand in India coupled with Samsung and new player Reliance Jio. Google tops the list followed by Microsoft and Facebook, ranked at number two and three respectively.

Patanjali bagged the fourth position while Mukesh Ambani’s controlled Reliance Jio has bagged the ninth position, as mentioned in the reports of the most influential brands by Ipsos. The entry of both the Indian firms is certainly grand as they did not appear in the previous editions of the study.

The Ipsos study evaluates over 100 brands across 21 countries and covered more than 1,000 Indians online to assess over 100 brands. The study also included 36,600 interviews.

The study included the biggest, most popular and highest spending brands.

Also Read: Patanjali targets will reach 1 Lakh Crore Production by 2020, says Yoga guru turned businessman Baba Ramdev 

 Ipsos Public Affairs and Loyalty Executive Director Parijat Chakraborty said, “The Most Influential Brands are larger than life. They enhance our lives, make it better. We connect with them emotionally and cannot imagine our lives without them — they are influential.”

State Bank of India (SBI) being the only financial institution that made the list, scaled up four ranks to take the fifth position.

E-commerce player Flipkart fell three steps below to take the tenth place whereas Amazon climbed several steps higher to take the sixth place, the study stated. Apart from that, Samsung was ranked 7th while Airtel took the 8th position in the list.

Interestingly, all brands that have featured in the list are those that consumer engages with on a daily basis, the study said as reported by PTI.

Brands like Snapdeal, Apple, Dettol, Cadbury, SONY, HDFC Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Good day and Amul bagged the place in the list from 11 to 20.

The brands were rated by the consumers on quality, experience and value. Other noteworthy factors include big marketing spend and consciously work towards increasing their brand equity.

-Prepared by Staff Writer at Newsgram.

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World’s last Male Northern White Rhino Seeks Mate on Dating app Tinder

FILE-- in this file photo of Monday Dec. 21, 2009. Sudan, a 20-year-old northern white rhino, arrives at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on There’s just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he’s getting some help from the Tinder dating app. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with Tinder for a campaign called “The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World,” focusing on the rhino named Sudan. They are raising money for research to save the species from extinction. Sudan and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age.. (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale-file) VOA

Sudan, April 26, 2017: Dating app Tinder is hit or miss for humans, but wildlife conservationists hope it might lead to love for the world’s last male northern white rhino.

The move is seen as a last-ditch effort to keep the species alive.

“I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,” the rhino’s profile says. “I perform well under pressure.”

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Sudan is 43 years old, weighs nearly 2,270 kilograms and lives in Kenya. And while he has two female companions, they are unable to mate due to age and other limitations.

The campaign to find love for Sudan, called Most Eligible Bachelor by the Kenyan Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which came up with the idea.

While it’s unclear if any potential mates can swipe right on Sudan’s profile, the group hopes the move will raise $9 million for research into breeding methods such as in vitro fertilization.

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“We partnered with Ol Pejeta conservancy to give the most eligible bachelor in the world a chance to meet his match,” said Matt David, the head of communications and marketing at Tinder in an interview with the Associated Press. “We are optimistic given Sudan’s profile (it) will be seen on Tinder in 190 countries and over 40 languages.”

Sudan and his two female friends — 17-year-old Najin and 27-year-old Fatu — live at the conservancy protected by 24-hour security.

“The plight that currently faces the northern white rhinos is a signal to the impact that humankind is having on many thousands of other species across the planet,” Richard Vigne, the conservancy’s chief executive officer, told AP. “Ultimately, the aim will be to reintroduce a viable population of northern white rhino back into the wild, which is where their true value will be realized.” (VOA)