Just 54% of the 10 million daily active Tinder users are single. Let that statistic sink in. Got it? Great, here’s another: Men swipe right 46% of the time to women’s 14%, leading us to believe that either their standards are considerably lower than their female counterparts or they are choosing to cast a wide net for the sake of favored odds alone. Which isn’t to say that men are more likely to be in relationships and cheat on Tinder, it just means they are significantly less picky about who they cheat with when they do.
Regardless of gender, if you believe your SO might be getting some side action on Tinder then you need only pay $4.99 to settle your anxious mind. Swipe Buster allows users to type in a person’s name, age, and gender, then indicate on a map where he/she is most likely Tindering. Almost immediately, Swipe Buster spits back results: profile pictures, the last time he/she logged on, whether the user is seeking men or women.
Does $5 for a cheater-busting app sound like a grimy way to make a mil? Yeah, sort of, but the man responsible for it (he preferred to remain anonymous) claims he had philanthropic-ish reasons for Swipe Buster; mainly, raising awareness for how much personal information is made public without people actually realizing.
“There is too much data about people that people themselves don’t know is available,” the site’s creator told Vanity Fair. “Not only are people oversharing and putting out a lot of information about themselves, but companies are also not doing enough to let people know they’re doing it.”
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“It’s worrisome that you can do this with so many services, not just Tinder,” he continues. “We just decided to do it with Tinder because this has so many implications.” Yeah, like destroying marriages. Or getting people out of relationships they don’t belong in quicker. Double-edged sword, folks. (h/t Cosmo)