In this week’s Vanity Fair, writer Nancy Jo Sales blamed Tinder for fostering a “Dating Apocalypse,” where millennial men and women are so numbed by the hookup culture and constant browsing the dating app enables, that meaningful connections (or even pleasurable casual sex) are almost impossible.
There’s a lot to question about the likely half-truths Sales’ interview subjects spit out and the broad conclusions she reaches. But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to tell you that Tinder, an app, has become sentient and is really, really pissed off.
Now a living being, Tinder read Sales’ article, Tinder did not like Sales’ article, and just like any somewhat insecure person who’s had their reputation questioned in the media, Tinder went on an epic Twitter rant.
Now, you might suppose that all these angry tweets are coming from Tinder's social media managers or an executive with an axe to grind. But, no. This is the voice of an artificial intelligence so advanced that it's capable of being hurt. The future is here. What a time to be alive.