The voice of the well-spoken fortysomething businessman and father-of-three cracked over the phone as he explained how his wife had betrayed him. It was not an envelope stuffed with grainy photos of some seedy tryst. Their marriage was the latest victim of what I now describe as Generation Swipe. In the past six months, our department has seen an almost 50 per cent increase in enquiries triggered by married people who have caught their spouses browsing dating apps such as Tinder. Glancing over at the tablet, he saw a picture of an attractive man — and on closer inspection he realised that it was a profile on a dating app. But I suppose our own marriage was in a bit of a rut.
From the start, it seems, Tinder has been a magnet for trouble and a punching bag for many of the ills plaguing modern society. Now a newly launched Web site may provide Tinder with its latest existential crisis. A new site, Swipe Buster, allows people to see for themselves whether their significant other or boss, or friend, or ex-flame, or parent is active on the app. It is common among technology companies to have open A. Then the site displays the users who fit those criteria, allowing users to see their photos, when they logged on, and whether they are seeking out men or women. Tinder has long been plagued by murmurs that it facilitated cheating.
I signed up for an online dating site a few days ago just to see what kind of single men my age were out there. I didn't even put up a picture, and didn't write down anything about myself. While I was mindlessly browsing, I came across a picture of a guy that looked familiar.
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