“The Tinder Generation

is real.”

Of all the hyperbolic claims made by Tinder during their recent defensive tweetstorm, this line stuck out. Millennials have been called the Recession Generation, the 9/11 Generation, even the Self(ie) Generation, to name a few. But the idea that an app — one that is commonly known for getting people laid — could define an entire generation is quite a charge.

Tinder has over 50 million users, and was one of the first apps to introduce “swiping” which has become influential in both technology and dating culture. But is the app really changing the world, creating 8 billion connections that wouldn’t have otherwise been made (what their corporate messaging asserts)? Or is it to blame for the dawn of the dating apocalypse, as this Vanity Fair piece implies? Maybe the answer lies somewhere in between.

To figure this out: We want to hear from you. We think the collective wisdom of Medium users can help us gain some clarity on how the app is really used. You can help us build a bigger, realer, more nuanced view through your stories and suggestions. Do you use Tinder to find sex? A life partner? Something entirely different? Help us explore this topic by sharing your Tinder tales on Medium, from the inane to the insane, and tag them #Generation Tinder.