Americans are going to be having a lot less sex tonight: Tinder is down.
Droves of Tinder users hit Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to complain about being locked out of their accounts, a bug related to Facebook’s third-party app-sharing policies.
“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.
just think about how many babies won't be born because of tinder being down because facebook got invaded because donald trump wanted to be president.— chelsea adelaine hassler (@chelseaadelaine) April 4, 2018
you know you’re single af when instead of coming to twitter to check if snapchat is down you’ve came here to check if tinder is down :(— Ryan Riddell (@ItsRyanRiddell) April 4, 2018
I LOST ALL MY MESSAGES. WHAT IF I WAS SPEAKING TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE??? COME ON— Bianca (@biianncaa1) April 4, 2018
either god or my fbi agent logged me out of tinder and i can’t log back on but it’s probably for the best— leila “struggs to func” waits (@leilalw) April 4, 2018