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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Making sense of dating apps, with Liz Moseley

Making sense of dating apps, with Liz Moseley

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital-only tickets are available.

Tinder claims to have recorded 60 billion matches since its conception in 2012, with around 75 million people using the app every month. Whilst Tinder is the most universally used app, competitors like Hinge and Bumble are climbing the ranks. Alternatives such as Thursday are gaining popularity in cities, where emphasis is placed on meeting in-person, dodging prolonged and awkward digital chat. 

It’s estimated that over 413 million people have used dating apps globally. This number is set to grow — spurred on by the pandemic — rather than quashed. In March 2020, Tinder recorded its highest number of swipes on a single day: 3 billion. But what do dating apps actually mean for love, romance and society at large?

Join Tortoise Members Editor Liz Moseley  and special guests as she makes  sense of dating apps. This ThinkIn will revisit earlier reporting by Tortoise, and explore the new ethical questions raised by the commercialisation of loneliness through dating apps in a post lockdown world.

editor and invited experts

Liz Moseley

Kathryn Kosmides
Founder & CEO, Garbo.io

Matt McNeill Love
Co-Founder and COO, Thursday