Americans are going to be having a lot less sex tonight: Tinder is down.
Tinder users came on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to complain that they were unable to access their accounts, a bug that was related to Facebook’s guidelines for sharing third-party applications.
My Tinder Tweetdeck column is full of people freaking because Facebook’s privacy changes appear to have somehow goofed up Tinder and now how will people ever have sex again!!! pic.twitter.com/FJZ6XxvizX
— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) April 4, 2018
“Tinder requires you provide additional Facebook permissions in order to use a Tinder account,” states the reported error message. “This information is used to create fuller profiles, verify authenticity and provide support.”
Facebook confirmed to Wire reporter Louise Matsakis on Wednesday that the technical difficulties experienced by Tinder were likely related to third-party privacy fixes Facebook made on Wednesday in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now you can blame your sad, sexless existence on that whole mess, too.
Tinder tweeted that it’s busy working on a fix, but in the meantime, Twitter is full of a whole lot of angry, sexless singles (and probably some non-singles, too). Below, some of the funniest reactions to the Tinder Thirst Crisis of 2018.
@Tinder First you limit my number of swipes, now your app doesn’t work at all? Guess I’ll die alone then.
— Makayla Wilkes (@Makdisney) April 4, 2018
Facebook’s API change broke @Tinder, stuck in a constant loop of asking for validation.
Which, is extremely representative of how I use Tinder.
— Tyler Walker 🏳️🌈 (@airercode500) April 4, 2018
— Michael O. Rice II (@PresidentMOR2) April 4, 2018
Facebook broke Tinder so I guess sex is over pic.twitter.com/C5bZMTpD7M
— chelsea adelaine hassler (@chelseaadelaine) April 4, 2018
tinder locked me out my account … 250 ignored matches down the drain pic.twitter.com/DUtJ1IWeg7
— ✧andrew✧ (@cyndquil) April 4, 2018
“Nobody can hook up tonight because the Mercers forced GOP candidates to use their preferred analytics firm in 2016” is a hell of a butterfly effect. https://t.co/C2PyxQ9EN5
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) April 4, 2018
Oh my days, #tinder has crashed. How will anyone find a meaningful connection with another human in the world?!
— Antonia Bannister (@ARBannister) April 4, 2018
YO, WHO DO I NEED TO FIGHT AT TINDER OR FACEBOOK TO GET MY MATCHES BACK pic.twitter.com/YUuXqgyWoW
— Kelly Fitzpatrick (@KellyxxFitz) April 4, 2018
— kelsey rose (@kelseystuart94) April 4, 2018
— Hannah Charlotte (@ThisIsHannahC) April 4, 2018