Tinder's founders bragged to us about the number of female users when it launched last October, and though they didn't have fresh numbers, the app has received a lot of vocal approval from women online, including female tech writer Jenna Wortham, who says "there’s something about Tinder’s simple, flirty interface that is undeniably fun." This acceptance might have something to do with the fact that unlike every other hook-up app out there, which were birthed by men, as Ann Friedman notes in So far hook-up apps haven't catered to women because they lack certain protections that the XX-demographic likes when meeting potential sexual partners, argues Friedman: "women want authenticity, privacy, a more controlled environment, and a quick path to a safe, easy offline meeting." Perhaps because of its single female voice, Tinder offers a lot of those things mostly by way of Facebook.
The app syncs up with the social network in a "cleverly discreet" way, as Wortham puts it.
The question AHF is provoking is what can it teach them (and everyone) about safe sex?
Tinder is the latest in a slew of location based hook-up partner finding apps that use GPS to locate future sex-mates. But, it's different than Blendr, the other "Grindr for straight people," and the dozens of others of dating apps out there in one critical aspect: women are actually using it.If you for sex chat, you actually see your partner and this is great, but your phone has its benefits too.Although you do not see your partner while sex on the phone, your imagination can run wild, this is perfect for keeping things interesting.Here's how: Authenticity: Facebook's vehemence when it comes to real names and (general) culture of actual identities ensures that what you see is what you get."It connects through your Facebook so it made me feel a little more secure with the people being real," admitted Her Campus's Meghan Cramer while reviewing the app.In fact, you may have the urge to tell everything that you want to do with your partner.