Tinder? Good idea or not?

The story about the new dating app “Tinder” being used by Olympic athletes caught my interest. It is supposed to put out your picture for others to say yes or no to hanging out with you. The people are within a 10 mile or so radius of you.

I asked my 20-something co-worker Chris to sign up and try it. We thought it would be very cool around our office building and nearby restaurants and bars. Messages starting popping immediately, but they were from fake people trying to get info and sell products.  I hear if you stay on for more than an hour, real people pop in. However, my friend got apprehensive and left the app.

Do you think the app will grow in popularity? How can they make it better?

Here’s the Olympic athlete link:




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