One vulnerability, present for about two months in 2013, allowed hackers to triangulate a Tinder user's location to within 100 feet.
So here's a brief guide to the app, its history, and its immature (and sometimes worse than immature) management.
(Session M survey results) Tinder is an app for i OS (i Phone, i Pod Touches, i Pads, etc.) and Android devices meant to make it easy to meet new people.
This system works, more or less, when you're not dealing with big societal power differentials between the genders you're matching.
But when matching men and women, the potential for an app to become a serious safety risk for women is pretty high.
Disturbingly, scam artists seem to have taken a liking to the platform.
But by far Tinder's biggest problems to date have had to do with cybersecurity.
Mindy Lahiri and Danny Castellano of The Mindy Project in their Tinder profiles/ads for the show.
Probably the funniest problem Tinder's run into is that it's become so popular with celebrities that they've had to implement verification for notable users, so that, say, Lindsay Lohan (a confirmed Tinder user) doesn't have to convince matches that she is, in fact, Lindsay Lohan.
In a little over two years, the match total has grown 5,000-fold.
Tinder is not just a US phenomenon; according to parent company IAC, about two thirds of Tinder users are overseas.
The app is designed to emulate how meeting people in real life works, cofounder Sean Rad told Fast Company's Mark Wilson, by making user profiles more image-focused than text-focused and placing people's faces front and center. If you find a connection, you continue to understand, 'what are our common interests, our social groups?