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Sex, Love and Geolocation: A Sociological Study of Tinder

on 19 October 2018
 
While our romantic encounters used to take place casually in public places, our mobile apps now allow us to manage our encounters from a distance and throughout the day. The pace of our romantic meetings has changed; the importance of bars and cafés has declined, while our daily routes have taken on a new significance because of geolocation-based matchmaking. The project “Sex, Love and Geolocation” aimed to explore the synergies between Tinder’s design, the mobilities brought about by the app, and the types of encounters and urban sociability it gives rise to.

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