Just like with Twitter, Instagram, and more, verified Tinder profiles now come with a blue checkmark next to it. We know what you're thinking: One would think, but let us remember that honesty isn't always on the top of everyone's 'soulmate requirements' list.
The second edition of FOG Design +Art Fair opens to the public on Thursday, Jan. Running through next Sunday, the event will feature dozens of exhibitors, from gallerists and furniture dealers to artists and style makers.Along with myriad booths, FOG will once again offer panel discussions, presentations and installations over the course of its four days.Michael and Lindsay Tusk of Cotogna and Quince will operate a sit-down restaurant, while the Jane Coffee Lounge will provide a more casual food and beverage option. Those of us still unattached have come to accept that gone are the days when you're likely to meet your significant other in line for coffee, at a Yankee game, or even, dare I say, Aisle 3 at the grocery store —for the most part at least.Enter dating apps, the digital distractions simultaneously getting us giddy and excited every time we hear that 'ping!
' that accompanies a new match or message, and downtrodden and generally grossed out when said match doesn't work out or worse, takes your mild enthusiasm as an invitation to request a risqué photo.
However, it appears that these digital matchmakers are stepping up their game (although we'd love to know the science behind what brought Terrance, a 32-year-old German x-ray technician in town for the weekend and myself together but...)* and introducing more features and, more importantly, more SPECIFICS.
You might not know this but online dating can be scary, and creepy (see above), and while some of these additions might not be what most of us swiping left and right had in mind, they are, if anything, adding yet another entertaining level to this thing we call 'dating' in the Digital Age.
Take a look at what's new: Tinder: According to the app, even celebrities want in on the action.
Unfortunately that doesn't go over so well when the rest of us are swiping away and come across a celeb's name.
We quickly assume But apparently some of these profiles actually ARE real, so Tinder has made a point to verify said profiles in the hopes of authenticating their process that much more. Hinge now lets you know if someone you could potentially match with is in a relationship.