Exploitive Platforms: How Tinder Exploits Lonely Men to Make MASSIVE Profits

Tinder is a matching platform that helps strangers within a reasonable geographic radius to meet and to converse if both users express interest. The platform makes gigantic profits by exploiting lonely men who pay outrageous asymmetric prices for premium features/services that barely help their prospects based on empirical evidence. This blog post explores the dark side of platforms.

Tinder: The dark side of network effects

With the proliferation of the internet and smartphones, we live in a world of unlimited options, including those related to romantic possibilities. Due to network effects, there is a new source of value creation and capture in the dating world. But are network effects always positive?