You can now officially transform into Tinder meat / DailyDot IRL

If you’ve ever had the thought, “Ugh, I feel like a piece of meat!” while swiping on Tinder, rest assured that you are not alone in this meatspace. Others feel your pain—though, chances are, they’d like to feel your flesh, too. To cope with this dichotomy, there’s MeatFace, a new tongue-in-cheek viral campaign and dating […]

Conversation Art Podcast Ep.#148: Art & Culture writer Alicia Eler traverses the art and entertainment worlds, and learns how to win at Tinder [PRESS]

Highland Park-based art and culture writer Alicia Eler talks about: Her home in Highland Park, where’s she a tenant of the owners of the artist-run Adjunct Positions, and so never far from an opening and artists, and where she’s become a kind of permanent ‘writer-in-residence’;  her various experiences with standup comedy, as a culture writer […]

‘Grace and Frankie’ season 2 wins with magnetic best frenemies / DailyDot Entertainment

Love isn’t always about romance. Sometimes it’s a purely platonic matter. Often it has to be kept secret for many years. This much became clear in the first season of Frankie and Grace, the Netflix comedy written by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, and starring the indelible Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, and […]

Lesbian Pussy Tales – Queen Mobs Teahouse

In a quest for sex, Alicia encounters two intense kitties I thought I was someone who loved cats. As a lifelong animal lover, I had a cat growing up — Penny was her name. Swiping around on Tinder just hours after landing at LaGuardia from LAX that summer, I noticed a pattern: Many of the gay […]

Tinderization of Feeling / The New Inquiry

LIVING with a sense of overwhelming choice means exerting an insane amount of emotional energy in making the most banal decisions. What should you watch on Hulu tonight? Make a Facebook status asking for recommendations. Tweet the question to your followers. After perusing for an hour, settle comfortably into Seinfeld, which you’ve seen a million […]

Suggestions for Tinder CEO Sean Rad’s new art collection / DailyDot LOL

Tinder CEO Sean Rad recently declared that he wants to cultivate a new passion: collecting art. Rather than sit around swiping away endlessly on the app he co-founded, he’s on his way to art galleries and museums, checking out works of art that he could conceivably bring into his home, where he will then continue swiping—but […]

How to Win Tinder / The New Inquiry

By ALICIA ELER AND EVE PEYSER Tinder involves managing the vulnerability of “putting oneself out there” by playing it like a video game. “We saw some beautiful things here. Things we’ll never forget … Everyone was just trying to find themselves. God it was so nice to get a break from reality for a little while.” — From […]

Tinder Tales: I Swipe Right to Writers I Know from the Internet / CRAVE Online

I arrived at a weird point the other day, finally admitting to myself that I am addicted to Tinder. I have a tendency to become really focused on things in order to understand them — I prefer to learn through experience — and so Tinder was no different than any other technological thing I’ve written about […]

Totally Swiped: Seinfeld Predicted Tinder in 1993! / CRAVE Online ‘Crystal Paradise’ Column

Seinfeld is a show that’s inevitably about nothing and everything, an endlessly fascinating and frustrating show about the complexities of interpersonal relationships, coincidences, and people who care about each other but are also totally self-involved. In Seinfeld’s book, SeinLanguage, published in 1993, he predicted the dating awkwardnesses that happen quite regularly on Tinder, the addictive […]