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I was interested in what she could tell me about their culture and what people her age do in the city. Ms Ung, 28, a finance worker, said she had positive experiences using Tinder while travelling solo across the US and Europe. However, she found that men in the US subverted the supposed anonymity of the dating app by sending messages or commenting on posts to her Instagram account, which she linked to Tinder — a phenomenon New York Magazine called Tindstagramming.
Dr Lean said Tinder presented travellers with opportunities for new social encounters, but time, the cost of phone data, safety and travelling companions were constraints. As Lucie Robson, a year-old medical student, put it: Lucie Robson found Tinder "quite a good resource" during a five-month solo trip to Canada and the US.
But not every Tinder relationship is platonic. Mr Neale said he was intimate with one Tinder date "and the rest were like meeting normally".
The safety and security implications of meeting people from dating apps is often highlighted, especially since the death of New Zealand woman Warriena Wright during a Tinder date with Gold Coast carpet layer Gable Tostee in A Tinder spokeswoman said users should make their intentions clear when travelling and follow its online safety tips such as informing friends and family of your plans and staying sober.
As Mr Neale put it: His suspicions were aroused when she asked him to leave his hotel room to retrieve a bag from her motorbike: You can get out of my room now'. She wanted me to leave the room with her in it so she could go through my shit and steal my passport or whatever else.
But he did not believe the safety issues were different from meeting a stranger in a bar or nightclub. The Sydney Morning Herald. Matthew Neale began swiping right on his smartphone a few days after arriving in Bangkok.
Dr Condie used Tinder as "a relatively new migrant to Sydney".