The Orion

Podcast: Tinder U and taking fashion risks

Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin

September 9, 2018

This week reporters Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin hit topics on Tinder University and taking fashion risks in life. Brooke Martin and Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Swipe left on Tinder U

Swipe left on Tinder U

Brooke Martin

September 9, 2018

Almost every college student is aware of Tinder, the most popular dating app. While there are many dating apps out there, Tinder continues to dominate the field. This is especially true for college students. Recently, Tinder released a new app feature called ‘Tinder U’. Tinder claims it wi...

Five first dates in five days

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Piper Loring

May 13, 2018

People typically imagine themselves meeting a romantic partner organically, through serendipity or within a professional field. But times are changing. It's increasingly difficult to meet someone without the shield of technology screens. Busy schedules filled with school, work and extracurriculars...

Tinder for dummies: Master the art of dating in a college town

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Nicole Henson

January 31, 2018

Today, online dating has reached a much younger crowd in the form of a dating app; Tinder. The app is mostly used by college-aged students sorting through potential people to hook up with. However, it has become such a pop fad that there are numerous, underlying rules to follow when navigating the compa...

Don’t swipe right for friendship

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Marrion Cruz

March 6, 2017

The app that perpetuates the "hook-up culture" Chico State is well known for might not be the best place to find friends. I have used it for the way it was intended a couple of times but I didn't see it just as a tool to find someone to spend the night with. With the possibility of catching an unsavory...

Tinder isn’t for everybody

Promotional photo from official Tinder Facebook page.

Dominique Diaz

May 3, 2016

I tried Tinder for a month (OK less than that). Most of my friends use Tinder: some for fun, others to find a significant other. I know a handful who have found the person they're going to marry — all through the popular app. I couldn't wrap my head around it. How can someone interact with another...

Who’s really behind the online catfish?

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Sam Rios and Helen Suh

March 23, 2016

With most interactions occurring online, it is likely to encounter individuals that are not honest about their identity. This can be scary for people searching for online relationships.Fifteen percent of Americans used an online dating app or website in 2015 and that number is only going to increase as the younger, more tech-savvy generation filter...

I love the ’90s

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Brittany Mcclintock

February 8, 2016

Being a ‘90s baby, I’ve always been a little biased of my decade. I believe the 1990s was the greatest decade to live in and most of my friends agree. Why? Because they’re also ‘90s babies. But it’s not just my circle of friends that agree with me that the ‘90s were the greatest years...

‘Hook-up’ apps: Taking a swipe at online dating

'Hook-up' apps: Taking a swipe at online dating

Sophia Xepoleas

March 31, 2015

I sat in a crowded room full of drunken pickup lines and sexual tension only to find myself fixated on my phone and uninterested in the company surrounding me. It was like a drug, I couldn’t stop. And the more I did it, the more I wanted to continue. When you find yourself on a dating app at...

Tinder ignites casual sex, burns down thrill of chase

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

February 23, 2015

Our world today is gravitating more and more toward a technology-driven society.With recent technological advances resulting in devices like the iPad Air 2, the iMac and the iPhone 6, children now toy with gadgets that past generations would have received as graduation gifts. Thus, it should come as no su...

Tinder doesn’t bring true love

Veronica De La Cruz

Veronica De La Cruz

November 25, 2014

While some people fall in love at first sight, most young adults are now falling in love at first swipe. But is it really love? I know I'm not the first one to admit I've tried an app like Tinder. All my single friends were talking about it, so I thought, why not? I'll give it a try. It see...

Online dating in your pocket

Illustration by Liz Coffee

Kayla Smith

October 7, 2013

"It's a match." The words fill your screen and you feel a little bit of excitement over your mutual attraction. This is online dating taken to a new level. Tinder is an app on the iPhone that allows users to flip through a series of pictures of other users in their area and either skip them or ...

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