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Get to know BYU-Idaho's favorite app: Tinder

By Tyler Berg
Published On: Feb 13 2014 12:17:58 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 13 2014 12:25:26 PM CST

The matchmaking mobile app, Tinder, has become a fixture on BYU-Idaho's campus in Rexburg.

REXBURG, Idaho -

The matchmaking mobile app Tinder has become a fixture on BYU-Idaho's campus in Rexburg.

"It's like the LDS Singles of college life," said BYU-I student Karl Stange.

The app finds people closest to you, and allows you to anonymously like or not like somebody. If two people like each other, they have the opportunity to talk. Several BYU-Idaho students said most singles have the app.

"I'd say over 90 or 95 percent have used it at least once," said Stange

Student Suzy Shattuck recently got married, but she said most of her friends have the app.

"Definitely a lot of people use it," said Shattuck.

Tinder has been around for more than a year, so you can imagine the app has its success stories.

"My best friend and her husband met on Tinder," said Shattuck. "Another one of my really good guy friends and his girlfriend, they're about to get engaged, met on Tinder."

Student Brinnlie Jensen met her boyfriend on Tinder about a month ago.

"We started talking a little bit more on Tinder," said Jensen. "Then, he took me out a few days later, and we just hit it off."

When you see people from the app in real life, it can get awkward.

"They know they've seen you on Tinder, and you've seen them, and you just awkwardly stare at each other," said student Samantha Lunderville.

It gets even stranger when you see people you know in real life on the app.

"Well, actually I saw my ex-girlfriend that I almost married on Tinder the other day," said Stange. "So that was kind of weird."

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