A1 Journal article – refereed

Let's Play Tinder! Aesthetics of a Dating App

List of Authors: Maria Garda, Veli-Matti Karhulahti

Publication year: 2019

Journal: Games and Culture

Number of pages: 14

ISSN: 1555-4120

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1555412019891328

URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/1555412019891328


This article provides an analysis of the “dating app” Tinder as an aesthetic ludic artifact. By scrutinizing the title’s features of gameplay and expressive–interpretive social interaction, Tinder usage is set into a frame theory context and shown to operate by multiple overlapping frames that allow romantic engagement to be entered as play and vice versa.

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