Tinder went ballistic in a Category 5 tweetstorm this afternoon, posting a long response to a Vanity Fair story that largely blamed it for starting a "Dating Apocalypse." In the 'storm, Tinder called out Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales, the author of the story, who then responded with a few tweets of her own.
Looks like these two are swiping left.
In a statement to the New York Times on Wednesday morning, a Tinder spokesperson said the company had "overreacted":
While reading the recent Vanity Fair article about today's dating culture, we were saddened to see that the article didn't touch upon the positive experiences that the majority of our users encounter daily.
Our intention was to highlight the many statistics and amazing stories that are sometimes left unpublished, and, in doing so, we overreacted.
Alex Kantrowitz is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco. He reports on social and communications.
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