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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 Society, BI Norwegian company 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 evolving dating techniques. The affordances among these dating apps change from those of “old school” online dating sites, for instance, by privileging selection that is picture-based minimizing space for textual self-description, and drawing upon existing Facebook profile information.

They may additionally impact users’ privacy perceptions as they ongoing solutions are location based and frequently consist of individual conversations and information. Centered on a survey gathered via Mechanical Turk, we assess how Tinder users perceive privacy issues.