The application also offers a check-in feature so that users can broadcast their location to others using the app when they are at a concert or coffee shop.
But the application also incorporates several privacy features so that users can decide who sees them and when.
That swiping strategy led plenty of straight men to swipe right on me, which prompted a variety of reactions.
These people are liars.) I myself have it on my phone¹, probably because it feels less weird than Craigslist's casual-encounters section², and I've often shown it off to my straight friends.
Every single one has the same two reactions: one, it's too bad there's no straight version of that, and two, a straight version would never work.
Nor do more socially conservative times erase infidelity.
America today may seem more sexually relaxed than in the buttoned-down years immediately following World War II, yet pioneering research by Alfred Kinsey found that married men cheated at rates of around 50 percent.
In 1953, Kinsey showed that 26 percent of married women had also been unfaithful.
Estimates today find married men cheating at rates between 25 percent and 72 percent.
Those dual truths were never illustrated so clearly as when I conducted a Tinder experiment: What happens when a bisexual man changes his gender on Tinder to "female"?
The results were what you could interpret as sexual fluidity in action.
I swiped right on hundreds of men looking for women — and in the process, what I saw as an intriguing example of sexual fluidity emerged.: Plenty of men swipe right without even looking, not taking the time to examine the photos, much less the bio.
I received hundreds of matches just because men wanted to talk to literally any women who matched with them.
If you were going to throw me in the mud and steal my bike — and, sadly, this was the kind of thing that happened to me on a regular basis between the years 19 — I’d be damned you’d do it without me calling you a cretinous troglodyte as you rodeaway.